Ants “Think” Differently from Humans

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There are some 20 quadrillion ants living in the world today. All species of ants are social; there are no known solitary ants. Source
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The Cruel Legacy of Social Darwinism in Nigeria

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Social Darwinism rests like a tiger moth on Darwinism, its mother theory; when challenged with facts, it just flits to a slightly different position. Source
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Possible Cave “Proto-Writing” Challenges Slow Evolution of Human Consciousness

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London-based wood carving conservator Ben Bacon has, with academic colleagues, shaken up Ice Age paleontology. Source
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Egnor: Why More Sex Change Medicine for Teens in U.S. than Europe?

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One factor in the difference between the United States and Europe may be less accurate information in the United States. Source
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Where the Abortion Debate Goes from Here

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On a new podcast, host Wesley Smith and guest Catherine Glenn Foster discuss the Dobbs decision. Source
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#6 Story of 2020: Amid a Pandemic, Wisdom from C. S. Lewis

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Lewis's advice seems eerily applicable to our own situation, just substitute “pandemic” for “war.” Source
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White Fragility — A Free Pass for Scientists?

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“White Fragility” is the phrase of the moment. It refers to an unwillingness on the part of white people to admit “complicity” with racism. Source
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The COVID Crisis and Our Healthcare System

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An essay by a pair of economists in Foreign Policy magazine pins the blame for our pandemic crisis on deficiencies in our health care system. It recommends a variety of interventions, each of which (predictably) entails more government control of health care by experts like… the authors of the essay. To see the COVID response as signifying a failure of the healthcare system is an insult to the brave and skilled people who responded so effectively to this virus, including colleagues at my own hospital on New York’s corona frontline. The authors, and others who think similarly, misunderstand the roots of the crisis and misunderstand the role the health care system has played. More importantly, they misunderstand the role of statism in generating this pandemic.  Retooled Overnight Given the unexpected…
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David Berlinski on Europe, Entropy, Agnosticism

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A new episode of ID the Future features the third and final part of a conversation between Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson and Darwin skeptic David Berlinski, author of the newly released book Human Nature. They discuss the fate of Europe, then turn again to science, and the challenge the second law of thermodynamics poses for Darwinism and, by implication, to any theory of biological origins restricted to purely mindless processes. Berlinski suggests that this poses a considerable challenge, tempting Robinson to ask Berlinski whether he still consider himself an agnostic. Download the podcast or listen to it here. The post David Berlinski on Europe, Entropy, Agnosticism appeared first on Evolution News.
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