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Protected: Does DNA Contain Information?   Part 1 – What is Information?

Protected: Does DNA Contain Information? Part 1 – What is Information?

| June 4, 2015

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Peer Review:  It’s Not What You Think It Is

Peer Review: It’s Not What You Think It Is

| May 29, 2015

The good news is that the peer review process is not at the heart of the scientific process. Peer review refers to the review of an article by an author’s peers before it is submitted to a journal. The reviewers do not duplicate the work or corroborate it. They evaluate it on the basis of proper […]

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Protected: Markov Process: Evolution’s Smoking Gun

Protected: Markov Process: Evolution’s Smoking Gun

| October 12, 2014

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Why Doubting Evolution is Like Doubting Gravity – Part 1

Why Doubting Evolution is Like Doubting Gravity – Part 1

| July 30, 2014

America The Doubtful America is a world leader in doubting the theory of evolution, perhaps second only to Turkey. For the last 12 years, Gallup polls have shown that somewhere between 40% and 46% of the American adult population believe that humans did not evolve from less-advanced forms of life over millions of years.   In […]

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The Grandeur of Evolution and the Grace of God

The Grandeur of Evolution and the Grace of God

| January 5, 2014

Learning about the grandeur of the theory of evolution, about its function and the long record of its development, the inter-connectivity of all Earthly life having descended from a common ancestor (we are all family), and of evolution on a macro cosmic scale ~ the evolution of stars and galaxies and the fact that we […]

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The Irony of Ray Comfort.

The Irony of Ray Comfort.

| July 11, 2013

Ray Comfort is still busy producing his science-denying videos even after his monumental embarrassment on the evolution of  bananas.  This time he mounts a more comprehensive attack on science that he does not understand. One irony that people are pointing out is that Comfort has chosen a medium of communications for his work that is made […]

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Information Theory and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Information Theory and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

| June 10, 2013

What is Information? In the mid 2oth century this was an important question because of the rapidly growing radio, television, and telephone systems all around the world.   The problem facing the telephone company was a logistical one of figuring out how the fewest numbers of wires and other resources could be shared for maximum […]

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Genesis:  Did That Really Happen?

Genesis: Did That Really Happen?

| November 15, 2012

I wrote this in a facebook forum where people discuss the implications of science on their religious faith.  Naturally, the topic of Genesis comes up frequently, because a literal reading of Genesis seems to contradict so much of what we know about the universe through science.    Christianity does have a long tradition of not […]

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Life’s Origin: No Soup For You.

Life’s Origin: No Soup For You.

| August 26, 2012

Darwin’s Warm Little Pond You might remember from high school science class that life arose from some kind of primordial soup of inorganic chemicals.   This was the twentieth century’s version of Darwin’s “warm little pond” that he wrote about to his colleague Robert Hooker. “It is often said that all the conditions for the […]

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The Cradle of Life:  Deep Sea Alkaline Vents

The Cradle of Life: Deep Sea Alkaline Vents

| August 26, 2012

The famous Urey-Miller experiment from the 1950s has been taught in high school science class as an example of how life might have begun.   The idea of life beginning in what Darwin called a “warm little pond” had been around even before Darwin’s time.   The Urey-Miller experiment captured the attention of everyone, because […]

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