Evolution

It Figures (Real Science Dept.)

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Well, apparently it's not bad enough to be descended from apes, or even tree shrews.  Scientists have recently found a 500 million year old fossilized jawless fish that may be the ancestor of all vertebrates.  It figures we'd be descended from bottom-feeders.


http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/tiny-fish-may-be-ancestor-nearly-all-living-vertebrates-n129101?ocid=msnhp&pos=6

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R2’s Day: Macroevolution and you.

I am not an ID-eologue.   I am skeptical of efforts to scient-ize creation; however I cannot get over the problems with macroevolution.

 

I’m not alone.

 

Dr. James M. Tour, PhD- expert in molecular chemistry, computer science and a few other disciplines (From the summary version of his resume:

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Why Did Teela Brown Need To Get To The Ringworld?

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Ringworld ultimately declares that the purpose of the expedition - indeed, the whole novel - was simply to get Teela Brown from here to there. This begs the question “Why was it so all-fired important for Teela to get there?” Niven acknowledges this, but the reasons we’re given in the book aren’t entirely satisfying. Probably they’re correct, but as with so many other aspects of this novel, there’s probably quite a bit more going on below the page, which only appears if we think about it.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Futurama: “A Clockwork Origin”(Season 6,Episode 9)

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Despite announcing this review would be delayed, my shindig ended early, so I was able to do it after all. Tomorrow's "Eureka" delay really will be delayed, however. Moving on...

Hoo boy. Lots of controversy tonight, kids! And it was a good episode, too!

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“The Battle For Science Fiction’s Soul.”

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Nick Payne is a Christian Blogger who’s had his “Sanctuary” site up and running for at least three years, and he posts occasionally under the name “Galahad” over on B5.com. I bumped into him over there in a conversation about religion, where he instantly impressed me with his thinking. He linked me to one or two articles on his site, and the one below tends to reflect an ongoing concern that we have here on the site, so I figured I’d give it a shoutout and link to it.

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AWAY GAME: New Republibot Article Posted on Larry Niven Org

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I've been doing an occasional series for the excellent "Known Space: The Future Worlds of Larry Niven" website (also known as "Larry Niven Org"), called "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Known Space." Niven's fictional "Known Space" universe is impressively sprawling and despite being very reader-friendly and fun, it's massive enough to appear rather daunting to a new person who may not know where to dive in. To that end, I've been writing some overviews of different themes that crop up again and again within the stories.

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