Darwinism as Hegelian Dialectics Applied to Biology

act, anti-intellectualism, Aristotle, Artificial Selection, atheists, biological adaptation, biology, captialism, censorship, Communism, Darwinism, eugenics, Evangelical Christians, Evolution, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, feudalism, Friedrich Engels, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Hegelian dialectics, Karl Marx, materialism, metaphysics, potency, purpose, synthesis, V.I. Lenin, violence
Nineteenth-century Darwinism was much more than a revolutionary scientific theory. Source
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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, Kimberella series, Lophotrochozoa, macro-organisms, metazoan animals, precambrian fossils, Richard Dawkins, saltations, stem mollusk, Yilingia spiciformis
The fossil record speaks clearly and cries out loud: the history of life on Earth is a history of saltations. Source
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Reform It Altogether — More on the Naturalistic Parabola

adaptive biological complexity, Ann Gauger, biology, Calvin College, Christianity, complex systems, design triangulation, Discovery Institute, Evolution, evolutionary biology, functional analysis, hamlet, Intelligent Design, Macroevolution, Michael Lynch, Michael Scriven, natural selection, naturalism, Naturalistic Parabola, Rob Koons, Stephen Meyer, Summer Seminar, Wayne State University, William Dembski
I’ve fussed about this point for a long time. And Discovery Institute colleagues have occasionally chided me for my obsession. Source
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Reconstructing Kimberella — The Disputed Anatomy in Detail

burial, Calvapilosa, Cambrian News, creeping ventral locomotory organ, digestive system, dorsum, Ediacaran organisms, Evolution, feeding apparatus, feeding tracks, foot, fossils, hydrostatics, Kimberella, Kimberella series, mantle, Mikhail Fedonkin, mollusks, monoplacophorans, muscles, Ordovician Period, Parvancorina, proboscis, sclerotic teeth, shells, teeth
Fossils often leave much room for very different interpretations of relatively poor evidence. Source
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Kimberella — Conflicting Evidence from Taphonomy

ammonium chloride, animals, bilaterians, bivariate analysis, bottom waters, Burgess Shale, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Chengjiang, death-masks, Ediacaran Period, Evolution, feeding traces, fossil record, hyporeliefs, Kimberella, Kimberella series, Konservat Lagerstätten, latex casts, limpets, Maotianshan Shales, motility, Precambrian strata, taphonomy, trace fossils
The fossilization of Kimberella specimens was most likely based on rapid burial with sand during storm events. Source
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For Labor Day Weekend: Alfred Russel Wallace, Scientist and Working Man

Alfred Russel Wallace, Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life, beetles, butterflies, Charles Darwin, Evolution, Indiana Jones, Intelligent Design, intelligent evolution, Janet Browne, Labor Day, Lepidoptera, livelihood, Michael Flannery, Robert Darwin, Robert McCormick, summer, The Beagle, The World of Life
Take a moment to consider the impact of labor on the development of evolutionary theory. Source
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