Science and Religion

Ecological adaptation: The third way

The Third Way The vast majority of people believe that there are only two alternative ways to explain the origins of biological diversity. One way is Creationism that depends upon supernatural intervention by a divine Creator. The other way is…
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Svante Paabo et al: the end of evolutionary theory

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Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems My “…atoms to ecosystems approach continues to be based on some speculation, but it is largely based on experimental evidence, which comes from others who also have speculated about biologically-based cause and effect…
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Evolutionist or adaptationist?

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Dobzhansky, T. (1973). Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution [link opens pdf]. The American Biology Teacher(March), 125–129. Dobzhansky begins, ‘‘There is, of course, nothing conscious or intentional in the action of natural selection.’’ Instead, Natural selection is at one…
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Religion will not vanish; Creationism will flourish

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Will religion vanish or will Creationism flourish? Jay R. Feierman, the moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology group, has finally allowed me to respond to a post:”What will make religion gradually vanish,” after  he expressed yet another ridiculous opinion on…
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Don’t tell the Creationists

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Misquoting Science in the Texas Textbook Battles James A. Shapiro Author, ‘Evolution: A View from the 21st Century’; Professor of Microbiology, University of Chicago Posted: 12/05/2013 3:57 pm Excerpt: “Uncovering the molecular mechanisms by which living organisms modify their genomes…
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After I posted 5 of the 14 comments to the National Geographic site during discussion of Mercenary Ants Protect Farmers With Chemical Weapons by Ed Yong, I got the message: “Your comment is awaiting “moderation” Typically, that means I will…
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Pheromone-controlled natural selection for cooperation

I’m pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Evolution, Games, and God: The Principle of Cooperation edited by Martin A. Nowak and Sarah Coakley, which resists the presumption that theology and evolutionary theory are inevitably at odds by rationally presenting a number…
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