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Belief in evolution boils down to a gut feeling

An article on MSNBC reported on the January 2012 issue of Journal of Research in Science Teaching, where new research suggests that the acceptance of evolution comes down to a gut feeling. Previous research has shown that the human brain doesn’t judge the merits of an idea solely on logic, but also on how intrinsically true the idea feels: Could this process of [...]

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Fools Among Sharks

Could it be respect? It is a mark of respect, ironically, to be singled out by your adversary. I was surprised and a little tickled to find that PZ Myers had written a blog entitled “Also, the sharks are smarter than Eric Hovind.” Mr. Myers was apparently not impressed with the blog I wrote last week [...]

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What Darwin Never Knew

Last night I watched a show from Nova on PBS called “What Darwin Never Knew.” It went into the life of Darwin and what he did not know even though he came up with this “amazing theory of evolution.” While I enjoyed the videography of the film, the script was, if I can use my [...]

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