Astrobiologists Offer an “Information-Based View of the Biosphere”

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Even if their estimates need to be revised by a terabase or two someday, they have made it clear that our biosphere is awash in information. Source
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Adult Stem-Cell Cure for HIV?

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A “consensus science” that seeks to stifle open scientific inquiry and heterodox advocacy harms the scientific quest for truth. Source
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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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Can Animal Minds Explain Human Minds?

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Kristin Andrews thinks consciousness researchers should discard the assumptions of “white, male and WEIRD” philosophy profs and study more crabs. Source
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Tomorrow: Webinar with Maverick Scientist Forrest Mims

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Prepared to be entertained — and inspired — by the man who describes his life as “one continuous science fair project.” Source
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Epigenetics: Performing the Genome

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Epigenetics is surpassing genetics in distinction, just as the pianist gets the applause and not the piano. Source
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Company Names “Nature” to Board of Directors

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Look what a frivolous culture we are becoming, with the private sector increasingly fueling our intellectual and moral decline. Source
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Ahead of New Book Edition, Geoglyphs and Natural Features Test Dembski’s Design Inference

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Designed features can hide in plain sight. A closer look can sometimes reveal the intentional acts of a mind. Source
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