For Labor Day Weekend: Alfred Russel Wallace, Scientist and Working Man

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Take a moment to consider the impact of labor on the development of evolutionary theory. Source
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An Artist Examines Evolution

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Merion West is an online news source that dubs itself “a journal where all perspectives are welcome.” They tout the fact that they have been rated by Media Bias/Fact Check as a “Least Biased” source.  Generally, their articles seem to have deeper analysis than you will find in much of the mainstream media. For example, recent headlines include, “The Fraught Relationship Between Religion and Epidemiology,” “The Critics of ‘Social Justice,’ from Jonah Goldberg to Jordan Peterson,” and “Hannah Arendt’s Concept of ‘Impotent Bigness.’” They regularly interview newsmakers, and authors often include professors in relevant fields and others well qualified to comment.  Left, Center, or Right Articles are explicitly labeled by viewpoint: left, center, or right. This makes for interesting reading. To date, I haven’t seen much about evolution and intelligent…
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Just the Facts? Michael Flannery on Charles Darwin and Materialism

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On a classic episode of ID the Future, host Brian Miller interviews Michael Flannery on how Darwin’s background conditioned him to materialism, and how this influence shaped his development of the theory of evolution. Listen in to learn more about Darwin’s experiences at the University of Edinburgh with the Plinian Society, and his interaction with prominent atheists Edward Aveling and Ludwig Büchner near the end of his life. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Photo: Mural portrait of Charles Darwin, Sidney Street, Sheffield cc-by-sa/2.0 © Neil Theasby via Geograph. The post Just the Facts? Michael Flannery on Charles Darwin and Materialism appeared first on Evolution News.
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Michael Flannery on the Unraveling Darwinian Paradigm

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On a new episode of ID the Future, host Mike Keas speaks with science historian Michael Flannery about his recent article for Evolution News, “Darwinism: Past, Present, and Future,” in which Professor Flannery wonders about an Los Angeles Times op-ed by Ann Reid, director of a pro-Darwinism lobbying group, the National Center for Science Education. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Evolution is so well established, she says, that questioning it is like doubting that matter is made of atoms. Really? Flannery says she seems not to have noticed that even mainstream biologists have begun to question the long-term viability of Darwinism. Scientists may have felt triumphant in their certainty at the 1959 Darwin Centennial, but today questions and doubts are rising faster than the Darwin lobby can stamp them out.…
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