Evolution Diagram

Human Evolution in Israel

Human evolution in Israel, according to an article in Nature 14 February 2019 entitled “My hopes for Israel’s human evolution gallery” by Israel Hershkovitz. Hershkovitz and colleagues have set up a permanent exhibition on human evolution at Steinhardt Museum of Natural History’s Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory Research at Tel Aviv University. […]

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Fossil Reptile

Triassic Cancer

Triassic cancer found according to articles in National Geographic and Science (AAAS) News 7 February 2019, ABC News 8 February 2019, and JAMA Oncology, published online 7 February 2019, doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6766. Most cancers form in soft tissues and are therefore rarely preserved in fossils. However, bone tumours can be partly preserved because many contain hard mineralised […]

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Writing

Ten Theses on Creation and Evolution that (Most) Evangelicals Can Support?

“Ten Theses on Creation and Evolution that (Most) Evangelicals Can Support” claims Todd Wilson in an article in Christianity Today 4 January 2019. Wilson’s ten theses include asserting that creation is “central to the Christian faith” and “God created and sustains everything”, and “Everything in creation finds its source, goal, and meaning in Jesus Christ”. […]

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Why “Religious Nones” Left the Church

Why “Religious Nones” left the church, according to an article in Fox News 11 September 2018. J. Warner Wallace commented on recent surveys of young people who describe themselves a “nothing in particular” when asked if they identify with any particular religious group. Wallace described them as “ex-Christians, and most are under the age of […]

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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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