Steve Jones on Evolution Again

Steve Jones on evolution again: In a lecture for the Royal Society 11 April 2006 Steve Jones claimed that fossils were the best evidence for evolution and went on to describe what he called a “fossil virus” – an HIV virus found in a preserved pathology specimen from an African who died in 1959. Since […]

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Shakespeare’s Monkeys

Shakespeare’s Monkeys. The idea that monkeys typing at random could eventually produce the works of Shakespeare by random typing was put the test by researchers at Plymouth University in England, as reported by Associated Press May 9, 2003. They found that six monkeys left with a computer for one month, attacked the machine and failed […]

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Senseless Sinuses

Senseless sinuses, according to Richard Dawkins: “Another consequence of our own shift from quadruped to biped concerns the sinuses, which give grief to any of us because their drainage hole is in the very last place a sensible designer would have chosen.” He then quotes Australian science broadcaster Robyn Williams quoting Professor Derek Denton: “The […]

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Resurrection a Scientific Question

Resurrection a scientific question, according to a Letter to the Editor of Nature, vol. 433, p571, 10 February 2005. After Nature published an editorial suggesting that religious leaders should be consulted when dealing with ethical issues in science, an irate atheist wrote a letter protesting against this idea, which began: “I was horrified to read […]

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Quote: The Science Teacher on God

God out of science, says The Science Teacher (USA) Nov 2003, Vol 70 No.8, p.34 which states: “scientists refrain from considering God’s actions in their work. Instead they use observation, experimentation, prevailing scientific theory, mathematics, logical arguments, strict empirical standards, heuristics, and healthy skepticism to produce knowledge. Scientific theories are therefore explanations about aspects of […]

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Quote: Dawkins on the Tsunami

Dawkins on the Tsunami, as quoted in The Guardian 30 December 2004. Well known atheists and evolutionist Richard Dawkins is on record stating: “Not only does science know why the tsunami (on 26 December 2004) happened, it can give precious hours of warning. If a small fraction of the tax breaks handed out to churches, […]

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Quote: Dawkins on Sadism

“… if there is only one Creator who made the tiger and the lamb, the cheetah and the gazelle, what is He playing at? Is he a sadist who enjoys spectator blood sports? … Is he manoeuvring to maximize David Attenborough’s television ratings?” Richard Dawkins, River out of Eden: A Darwinian view of life, Harper […]

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An Idiotic Eye

An Idiotic Eye: Richard Dawkins asserts the vertebrate eye is particularly badly designed. He first condemns the eye for only having clear vision in the fovea (the central region of the total visual field for each eye), and therefore we need to constantly move the eyes and use image processing software in the brain to […]

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