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How to Make Darwinism Impregnable

The way to make a concept impregnable is to use rhetorical devices to render competition out of bounds, and then nationalize the favored view. An AP story demonstrates how this is done with evolution.

Venus Transit Recalls Adventures of Yore

Today's transit of Venus, in which our sister planet appears to cross the disk of the sun, will be the last till 2117. As observatories and millions of people watch the rare planetary alignment, few may know the stories of astronomers who predicted them and explorers who risked life and limb to observe them.

Monkey Raspberries Created Speech

What was this evolutionist thinking when he proposed that human language evolved out of the lip smacking and buzzing sounds made by monkeys?

Darwinian Indoctrination Still Not Working for Most Americans

Almost half the American public still believes God created man recently, despite decades of indoctrination by education and the media.

Spiders Can Cross Oceans

Why did the spider cross the ocean? To colonize the Old World after it "originated" in the New World.

Climate Change as a Philosophy of Science Case Study

Climate Change (what used to be called Global Warming) provides a test case on whether a scientific consensus is reliable or authoritative.

The Wonder and Blunder in Your Skull

Even when it goes awry, the brain wins an award of cosmic proportions, according to a veteran psychiatrist.

Animal Sin: What Does It Imply?

Some animals commit cruel or disgusting acts humans would consider immoral. What does this mean?

What SETI Guru Wants to Know

Seth Shostak, a SETI advocate, has two key questions for aliens.

Shrink Validity Is Shrinking

Should you trust the diagnosis of a psychiatrist? If it helps, individuals are free to choose. Behind the scenes, however, there are severe, deep-seated debates about whether psychiatrists understand disorders, let alone diagnose them properly.

Improbable Ape Speaks Randomly

It's not uncharitable to call someone an ape when he calls himself that.

Dark Matter as an Escape

Employing exotic unobservable entities such as dark matter may be an escape from scientific rigor in more ways than one.

Evolutionists Need to Mind Their Matters

To a Darwinian evolutionist, the mind is the product of unguided mutations and random environmental pressures acting on material forces. This raises questions about the mind and morals: do they have any validity? Evolutionists need to "mind" their matter. The following examples show how they try to justify these non-material entities arising from matter in motion.

Lamarckism: Dead but Useful

Lamarck's theory of evolution was supposed to have died in 1859 when Darwin published his theory of natural selection. Despite textbook depictions of Lamarckism as obsolete, Lamarckian language still surfaces from time to time, even in prestigious journals.

Evolution for Men and Women

Two recent entries in the evolution literature have application to one sex or the other.
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