Evolution in Action: Greater than the sum of its parts

The Economist has a fascinating little article all about the emergence of a new species in North America, and what is good about it is that it not only lays out the facts quite well, but also gives you a good feel for the ongoing discussion about it all. What is this new species? As … Read more Evolution in Action: Greater than the sum of its parts

Claim: “Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life”

So the Christian News Network, has an article entitled “Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life“, and that surprises me because the word, “Evolutionist” is one that tends to be utilised by highly religious folks taking an anti-science stance and is not a word deployed by “renowned chemists”, thus I was curious … Read more Claim: “Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life”

Would life evolve exactly the same way if we started again?

Take a pack of cards, shuffle, and pick five – you know that due to the vast diversity of possible combinations you will not get the same hand every time. So what about evolution, is that the same, if we started from scratch would you eventually end up with us (or something akin to us) … Read more Would life evolve exactly the same way if we started again?

How do believers cope with evidence that conflicts with the belief?

A rather obvious example of evidence that conflicts with a belief is perhaps the availability of fossil evidence that reveals to us how early humans emerged and evolved. So how do those that truly believe that a god made us exactly as we are, cope with the rather obvious evidence that clearly demonstrates that the belief … Read more How do believers cope with evidence that conflicts with the belief?

Crazy Claim of the week: “Evolution is Anti-American” – Michael Peroutka

Michael Peroutka is a well known right-wing religious nut in the US who once tried to get elected as US president. A “nutter” … really? OK, you be the judge, here he is claiming that teaching evolution is an “act of disloyalty” to the United States … So this is how it plays out, his logic … Read more Crazy Claim of the week: “Evolution is Anti-American” – Michael Peroutka