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Shaw, Scientism, and Darwinism

Androcles and the Lion, Aristophanes, Arms and the Man, Back to Methuselah, Barbara Undershaft, Candida, Charles Dickens, Culture & Ethics, Darwinism, G. K. Chesterton, George Bernard Shaw, Great Britain, Hard Times, Jacques Barzun, John P. Gluck, London, Ludwig van Beethoven, Malcolm Muggeridge, Manchester Guardian, Pygmalion, Russia, Salvation Army, scientism, Shaw Chesterton series, St. Joan, The Restoration of Man, Tom Stoppard, Victorian England
George Bernard Shaw’s positive criterion by which to measure and ridicule folly and vice was fatally ambiguous, eclectic, and inconstant. Source
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Can Natural Reward Theory Save Natural Selection?

alleles, animals, Burgess Shale, Cambrian Explosion, cotton, Darwinian theory, ecosystems, Evolution, foresight, fossil record, John Rust, Macroevolution, materialism, molecular machines, Monopoly, natural selection, Owen M. Gilbert, oxygen, pseudoscience, Rethinking Ecology, selection pressure, teleology, The Origin of Species, Thomas Malthus, University of Texas
An evolutionist dismantles natural selection, then tries to rescue it with his own theory. It won’t work. Source
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Frontiers of ID: Microscopic Ecologies

agriculture, Amish, asteroids, biology, Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less, Cyanobacteria, Darwinists, ecosystems, Elizabeth Pennisi, fungi, Hayabusa-2, human health, Intelligent Design, James Hamblin, lichen, Mars, Medicine, Michael Eisenstein, microbes, microbiome, mites, Mt. St. Helens, Nature (journal), nematode, pathogens, protists, Ryugu, skin, soap, soil, springtails, tardigrades, Yale University
Public health lecturer James Hamblin at Yale decided to go without showers — for five years! Source
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Happy New Year! #1 Story of 2020: Biology Journal Demands Government Censorship of ID

Andrew Moore, BioEssays, CDC, censorship, COVID-19, Dave Speijer, democracy, Dennis Prager, Discovery Institute, Evolution News, Facebook, Federal Government, free speech, Intelligent Design, Internet, Iran, Italy, Karl Popper, Paul Nelson, regulation, schools, search engines, Social media, South Korea, Thomas Paine, University of Amsterdam, vaccine, White House
What if major technology companies shy from censorship? Then the government should take aggressive action: “Make them.” Source
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#2 Story of 2020: Kimberella Is No Solution to the Cambrian Conundrum

Avalon explosion, Big Bangs, Bilateria, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Charnia, Cnidaria, comb jellies, Dickinsonia, Ediacaran biota, Ediacaran organisms, Evolution, explosions, fossil record, Intelligent Design, Kimberella, Lophotrochozoa, macro-organisms, metazoan animals, precambrian fossils, Richard Dawkins, saltations, stem mollusk, Yilingia spiciformis
None of the Cambrian animal phyla is represented in the Ediacaran fossil record. Source
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#3 Story of 2020: On the Origin of Life, My Response to Jeremy England

acoustic waves, band gap, Basic Books, chemical networks, early Earth, electricity, energy converter, entropy, Evolution, experimental data, fluctuation theorems, formaldehyde, free energy, hydrothermal vents, information, Intelligent Design, Jeremy England, magnetic field, minimally complex cell, natural engine, origin of life, racing car, speakers, spin glass, theory, Viktor Frankl, waveguide, wavelengths
Clearly, the questions he and I have discussed are not only of scientific or academic interest, but instead go to the root of life’s meaning and purpose. Source
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