I also examined the outstanding biodiscoveries of the past century.... I even queried biologists working in areas where one would expect the Darwinian paradigm to have most benefited research, such as the emergence of resistance to antibiotics and pesticides. Darwin’s theory had provided no discernible guidance, but was brought in, after the breakthroughs, as an interesting narrative gloss. — Dr. Philip Skell, NAS member, in The Scientist, August 29, 2005.
I’m a small town newspaper editor in southwest Wyoming. We’re pretty isolated, and finding your site was a great as finding a gold mine. I read it daily, and if there’s nothing new, I re-read everything. I follow links. I read the Scientist of the Month. It’s the best site I’ve run across. Our local school board is all Darwinist and determined to remain that way. —a newspaper editor in Wyoming
In earlier times... Disciplines were small and methodologically coherent.... Today, the circle of stakeholders in science has grown incomparably larger. Much public money is invested in science and, as science becomes more enmeshed with policy, significant economic and social consequences hang on getting the science right. Correspondingly, interest in the validity of scientific claims has expanded to substantially wider audiences. It is not only the technical integrity of science that matters today but also its public accountability. — Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard), in Science (see 05/13/2010).
James Irwin was not a scientist in a professional sense; he was an astronaut, and not just an astronaut, but one of the 12 people in history who has walked on the moon. But what is a scientist? If we mean by the word a seeker for truth about the universe and earth, Irwin qualifies more than most.
The key to design in manufacturing is optimization – hitting the “sweet spot” between competing interests. It’s not always possible to have all the elements of a product be ideal. A laptop computer, for instance, can’t have an extra-large monitor and simultaneously have long battery life and compact design. A muscle car cannot be expected to have the best gas mileage. In the heyday of “faster, better, cheaper” spacecraft, engineers often joked, “pick any two.” In the same way, living cells have to optimize their operations. A couple of recent papers explore how they find that sweet spot.
The royal seal of a Biblical king has been found, stating “belonging to Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, king of Judah” near the Temple Mount.
Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created. (Revelation 4:11)