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Ardi Reveals More Than They Think

Headlines proclaimed a breakthrough in evolutionary evidence due to the discovery of Ardipithecus ramidus, a supposedly bipedal organism earlier than previously thought.  Another "missing link" along the evolutionary chain that explains how human beings came to walk upright.  The timeline of such announcements is becoming familiar.  Soon after the headline follows the detail that offsets the hype and indicates that the initial claims aren't as clear cut as offered.  That is the case with the introduction of Ardi.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | October 8, 2009

Snake with a Foot: Freak, Not Transition

If they haven't done so yet, I'm sure soon some Darwinists will be citing this freak of nature as evidence for evolution.  A woman found a snake in her house - and it had one foot.  Assuming this is not a hoax (which I think it likely is), there's no reason at all to take this as some kind of support for evolution.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | September 16, 2009

Man vs. Capitulation

Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins were invited by the Wall Street Journal to answer the question "Where does evolution leave God?"  Dawkins answers as we would expect.  Armstrong capitulates by placing religion in the category of myth - subjective meaning beyond reality and reason.  This is no favor to religion, and Christianity in particular because it surrenders unnecessarily to materialism.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | September 14, 2009

Darwin's Black Box

A single molecule has been photographed for the first time.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | August 30, 2009

Dawkins' Blind Faith Is Irrational

Yesterday I posted an admission from Richard Dawkins that evolutionists have no idea how consciousness came about from purely materialistic sources and forces.  Here's another honest gem from Dawkins about origins. 

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | August 28, 2009

"Beats the Heck Out of Me."

Following up on my criticism earlier this week of Robert Wright's claim that evolutionary psychologists have explained non-material facts of the universe such as morality as material features of consciousness thanks to the "creative power of natural selection," I quote atheist and Darwinist defender Richard Dawkins' own assessment of materialism's explanatory success to account for consciousness (and anything else consciousness is said to explain in turn):

Blog Post | Philosophy | Melinda Penner | August 27, 2009

Creating Artificial Life

Here's some news:The first artificial life form is likely to be a simple man-made bacterium that proves that the technology can work.I have a couple of general thoughts about how to think about this story. 

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | August 25, 2009

Wright's "Bargain" Is a Sellout

Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God, offers a negotiated settlement between science and religion.  But it's no bargain for either side, especially religion.  Writing in the New York Times, Wright gets off to a bad start with this erroneous assessment of the two sides he's attempting to reconcile:

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | August 25, 2009

Intelligent Design: Truth Is the Agenda

Tom Gilson reports on a new book:

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | August 7, 2009

God & Science Don't Mix

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal prompts a few replies.  Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University, makes a few common mistakes in his title claim.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | June 26, 2009