Category Archives: Evolution

Gamma ray bursts make 90 % of galaxies dead to complex life

Makes sense. Read the fine book Privileged Planet by physicist Guillermo Gonzalez to get a sense of the unique nature of planet earth, a real Goldilocks thing. Most of our galaxy is uninhabitable–we are luckily on one of the accommodating spiral arms of our galaxy where space radiation is tolerable, with a sun just the right size.

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Egg shape prevented Bird extinction?

A theory  on why birds survived an extinction that got the dinosaurs.

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Let’s do evolution and the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences

I can always get a rise out of secular materialists when we talk about evolution.

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Richard Dawkins, often wrong, never in doubt

A review by John Gray of Richard Dawkins’ autobiography An Appetite for Wonder: The Makings of a Scientist (Ecco Press) reveals an incurably arrogant man, certainly a serial violator of the Richard Feynman rule of how to be a good scientist–be your own most severe critic.

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Evolution is a theory without a good portfolio on basic mechanisms

So consider here.

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Monkeys and Mozart, a few parries and thrusts on the question of random mutations and selection, but also complexity.

Well we are a democratic egalitarian outfit here at Junk Science.com and a commentator devoted some time to a critique of a post on the Darwinian theory and the question of the unique nature of human cognition. I put that up, he protested that I am wrong and wrong headed.

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Monkeys, Mozart, and complex functionality. The mysterious nature of living things and consciousness.

I am inspired once in a while to revisit what I think is an incredibly important area of inquiry, suffused with all kinds of political and religious coloring.

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