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What makes us human?

What makes us human? Excerpt: “The belief that there is something inherently special about humans and the way we arose is more suited to creation mythologies…

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Genes and Race: Human History?

Roundup of Book Reviews of Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance My comment: Many reviewers of Wade’s book on genes and race appear to think he has…

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Soft atheism: a case for Creation

The Case for ‘Soft Atheism’ By GARY GUTTING   Excerpt: “…much as I admire Dawkins’s work in evolutionary biology and in enhancing the public understanding…

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More of Feierman’s pseudoscientific nonsense

The moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology group posted the full text of the article linked below. Replace the Modern Synthesis (Neo-Darwinism): An Interview With…

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Inventing evolution: explanations via assumptions

Replace the Modern Synthesis (Neo-Darwinism): An Interview With Denis Noble by Susan Mazur Author, ‘The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry’ Excerpt 1):…

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Oliver Sacks: Nature employs conserved molecular mechanisms

The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others Oliver Sacks April 24, 2014 Issue Oliver Sacks concludes: “Nature has employed at least two very…

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Natural Genetic Engineering or Mutation-driven evolution?

Large-Scale Metagenomic-Based Study of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment Reported as: Antibiotic-Resistant Germs, Lying in Wait by Carl Zimmer 5/8/14 Excerpt: “Their resistance hinted that…

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Sex differences: demand explanations of the mechanisms

What is the point of spotting sex differences if science cannot explain them?       Excerpt: “Why don’t we demand explanations of the mechanisms that…

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Adaptive radiations vs pseudoscientific nonsense

Rates of Dinosaur Body Mass Evolution Indicate 170 Million Years of Sustained Ecological Innovation on the Avian Stem Lineage Excerpt: ‘One possible explanation of how…

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Neuroanthropology Interest Group: It’s Cultural Evolution; no epigenetics allowed

Neuroanthropology Interest Group Daniel Lende posted a link to New paper in Current Anthropology: An Evolutionary Developmental Approach to Cultural Evolution and discussion ensued. As occurred on the BioAnthropology…

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