Giant Clam

Clams Recycle Urea for Algae

Clams recycle urea for algae, according to reports in Inside JEB 19 April 2018, and Journal of Experimental Biology 14 March 2018, doi: 10.1242/jeb.176313. Giant clams live in close symbiotic relationship with marine algae known as zooxanthellae, which produce nutrients for the clam by photosynthesis.  The algae can make sugars from carbon dioxide and water, […]

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“Silencing dissent kills science”

“Silencing dissent kills science”, as marine scientist Professor Pete Ridd is dismissed by James Cook University (Queensland, Australia).  Popular columnist Andrew Bolt in Courier Mail 24 May 2018, p. 46, reported this after Dr Ridd questioned claims that man-made global warming is destroying the Great Barrier Reef.  Bolt commented: “He may be right, he may […]

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Dark Nebula

Un-Dark Galaxy Baffles Scientists

Un-dark galaxy baffles scientists, according to reports in ScienceDaily and BBC News 28 March 2018, and ABC News and National Geographic 29 March 2018, and Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature25676, 29 March 2018. Astronomers have been studying an unusually faint and diffuse galaxy named NGC1052-DF2. It is similar in size to the Milky Way galaxy but has […]

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Intelligent Design Counter Claims

Intelligent design counter claims as US school legislators gang up to fight off the Intelligent Design movement which they claim is a cover for getting creation science into schools under a new name. Their argument is with people such as Michael Behe, a Biochemist at Oelehigh University, who claims in his book Darwin’s Black Box […]

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Headmaster Creates Stir over Evolution

A headmaster of a Protestant school in Amsterdam has agreed to stay at home for a few days after causing a stir by his insistence his teachers adhere to the Christian theory of Creationism. Peter Boon of Augustinus College in the northern city of Groningen said in an interview with newspaper “Dagblad van het Noorden” […]

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Anglican Bishop Appalled

Anglican Bishop appalled, according to Anglican News (Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Australia) March 2007, p2. In a response to Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion, Bishop George Browning writes: “Like you (Richard Dawkins) I am appalled by the teachings of creationism and of intelligent design. My reason for taking the teaching seriously rather than […]

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Quote: Bishop on Darwin

In 1882 Darwin was buried in Westminster Abbey where over the centuries much good theology has also been buried. His grave bears the simple inscription: Charles Robert Darwin, Born 12 February 1809, Died 19 April 1882. Pall bearers at the burial service included Sir Joseph Hooker, Alfred Russel Wallace, James Russell Lowell (U.S. Ambassador), and […]

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Quote: Darwin on God

Darwin on God. Although he rejected the Bible, Darwin does not reject the idea that there is a god: “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist and an evolutionist. … In my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the […]

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Quote: Darwin on the Old Testament

Darwin on the Old Testament: In his autobiography (written in 1876) Darwin describes his loss of trust in the Bible over the years as he worked on his evolutionary theory: “Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers (though themselves orthodox) for […]

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Quote: Darwin’s Grand View of Life

Darwin’s grand view of life. The final paragraph of the first edition of Darwin’s Origin of Species, (1859) sums up his view of how all living things came into being: “It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting […]

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