By Design: Storytelling Reveals Human Exceptionalism

addiction, Andrew McDiarmid, animals, Bible, Big Tech, Braveheart, characters, consciousness, Culture & Ethics, Dennis Prager, devices, Dogs, Eric Metaxas, Google, human exceptionalism, humans, Intelligent Design, Internet, Michael Medved, nature, New York Post, pets, plot, Sabbath, science, storytelling, Technology
That humans enjoy being made to wait seems to have been deliberately built into us. It’s unique in nature, an intelligent design. Source
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New Exhibition on the Bible and Science Opens in Nation’s Capital

Anthony Schmidt, Arno Penzias, Arthur Holly Compton, Bible, biology, Buzz Aldrin, Cambridge University, Catholic priest, Charles Townes, communion, cosmology, Culture, Deborah Haarsma, DNA, Evolution, Faith & Science, Fred Hoyle, Georges Lemaître, Guillermo Gonzalez, humans, Intelligent Design, James Gordon, Jeffrey Williams, Johannes Kepler, John Ray, Leslie Wickman, Melissa Cain Travis, Museum of the Bible, Nancy Pearcey, Nicholas Copernicus, Nobel Prize, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Ota Benga, Pentateuch, Physics, Earth & Space, Psalms, Robert Jastrow, Science and Scripture, Signature in the Cell, St. George Jackson Mivart, Stephen Meyer, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation, Thinking God’s Thoughts, Total Truth
Tracing the development of science over two millennia, the exhibition challenges a popular misconception about the relationship between the Bible and science. Source
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Possible Cave “Proto-Writing” Challenges Slow Evolution of Human Consciousness

Ben Bacon, birth cycle, cave paintings, consciousness, Durham University, Europe, Evolution, Human Origins, humans, hunter-gatherers, Ice Age, Live Science, Melanie Chang, Neanderthals, paleontology, Paul Pettitt, Portland State University, reproductive cycles, science, University College London
London-based wood carving conservator Ben Bacon has, with academic colleagues, shaken up Ice Age paleontology. Source
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Can Animals Be Held Criminally Responsible?

American Philosophical Quarterly, animal rights, animals, bears, cannibalism, consciousness, crime, Culture & Ethics, defendants, Ed Simon, free will, human exceptionalism, humans, moral agency, moral capacity, morality, Neuroscience & Mind, Nonhuman Rights Project, plaintiffs, Psyche, Raegan Scharfetter, responsibility, science
While the idea is handled provocatively in philosophy literature, in practice, animals are envisioned as plaintiffs, not defendants, in animal rights cases. Source
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Can a Dog Be Bred to Be as Smart as a Human?

Albert Einstein, American Kennel Club, anatomy, Border Collie, brain, Charles Fawole, consciousness, Dogs, Flynn Effect, humans, intelligence, Jean Marie Bauhaus, Kurt Gödel, Marilyn vos Savant, neurological capability, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, Payton Pearson, Psychology Today, science, Stanley Coren, University of British Columbia
An enterprising electrical engineer, Payton Pearson, thinks it can be done. There are reasons for doubt. Source
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Sabine Hossenfelder, Taking on Consciousness, Tackles Panpsychism

Allen Institute for Brain Science, carrots, Christof Koch, David Chalmers, Eugene Wigner, Giulio Tonioni, Hard Problem, humans, Integrated information theory, John von Neumann, Kelvin MacQueen, Neuroscience & Mind, panpsychism, quantum effects, quantum wave, Sabine Hossenfelder, science, universe
She wants to apologize to all carrots who are watching her video — but carrots are not watching and that’s the point. Source
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Debunking “Professor Dave’s” Hit Piece Against Stephen Meyer

Australopithecines, Basilosauridae, birds, Cambrian Explosion, Casey Luskin, Charles Marshall, common descent, cynodonts, Darwin's Doubt, dinosaurs, Discovery Institute, Donald Prothero, Evolution, fossil record, hominids, hominins, humans, Intelligent Design, John Hawks, Jurassic Big Bang, Kazanian revolution, land mammals, mammaliaforms, Michael Behe, Michael Denton, New York Times, Nick Matzke, Pakicetidae, pelycosaurs, Raoellidae, Richard Sternberg, Romer’s Gap, science denial, science teachers, sea mammals, Stephen Meyer, therapsid event, Therapsids, transitional fossils, walking whales, YouTubers
This YouTube video runs to about an hour and a quarter, so I will be answering him once again in a series, minute by minute. Source
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