The Superior Programming that Makes Plants Look Smart

animals, anthropomorphism, bacteria, behavior, biology, Chapman University, Curiosity rover, Darwinians, Duke University, ethylene, flowers, herbivores, Ian T. Baldwin, intelligence, Intelligent Design, ivy, leaf senescence, leaves, Life Sciences, memory, Michael Pollan, Nature (journal), nitrogen, programming, Richard Karban, self-awareness, strigolactone, synthetic organic chemistry, tendrils, tentacles, The New Yorker, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, trees, Wesley Smith
Two signaling molecules — strigolactone and ethylene — can work independently to begin the process of leaf senescence. Source
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As Trust in Science Sinks, Prestigious Journal Decides to Showcase Yet Another Politicized Scientist

atmosphere, authority, banks, Bernadette Rogers, carbon, Clark County, climate change, climate science, criminality, Culture & Ethics, Extinction Rebellion, fossil fuels, Gemini South Observatory, human thriving, ideology, Mosier, Nature (journal), nuclear power, objectivity, Patrick T. Brown, Physics, Earth & Space, traffic, trust
The world’s most prestigious science journal just published an ex-astronomer's remarkable screed. Source
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Neuroscientist Vows: We’ll Nail Consciousness Yet!

Anil Seth, beast machine theory, Being You, body, brain, British Festival of Neuroscience, Christof Koch, consciousness, consciousness spot, David Chalmers, hallucinations, human brain, James Pang, Life Sciences, Monash University, Nature (journal), Nautilus, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, University of Sussex
Anil Seth, proponent of the “hallucination” theory of consciousness, vows that researchers will find that consciousness spot or circuit in the brain. Source
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Does the Scientific Evidence Support Evolutionary Models of Human Origins?

Adam and Eve, Adam and the Genome, Australopithecines, Australopithecus, BioLogos, chimpanzees, computational biology, Dennis Venema, Endogenous retroviruses, Evolution, evolutionary creation, evolutionary mechanisms, fossil record, Francis Collins, Homo sapiens, human evolution, Human Origins, humans, Joshua Swamidass, Junk DNA, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, Nature (journal), Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nature Reviews Genetics, Ola Hössjer, population genetics, pseudogenes, Queen Mary University London, Richard Buggs, theistic evolution, University of Stockholm, Washington University
The fossil record shows a break between the australopithecines, supposedly directly ancestral to our genus, and the first humanlike members of the genus. Source
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Intelligent Design Passes the Dawkins Test

atheists, biology, Brian Miller, Caroline Parins-Fukuchia, Cédric Blais, common ancestry, discordance, Dominik Schrempf, Evolution, evolutionary genomics, genus, Gergely Szöllősi, Gonzalo Giribet, Gregory W. Stull, intelligent agents, Intelligent Design, John M. Archibald, Juli Berwald, Michael DeGiorgio, Nature (journal), Nature Ecology & Evolution, phylogenetic studies, phylogenomics, phylogeny, pseudogenes, Queen Mary University of London, Rasmus Nielsen, Richard Buggs, Richard Dawkins, Richard H. Adams, Science and Faith in Dialogue, species, Stephen A. Smith, The Greatest Show on Earth, Todd A. Castoe, Tree of Life, UC Berkeley
After it passed his challenge, will atheist evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins now embrace the theory of intelligent design? Source
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Top Science Journal: Let’s Export Wokeness to Outer Space

brilliance, Center for Black Studies, colonizing, courage, Culture & Ethics, determination, earth, equity, Erika Nesvold, ethnicity, frontier, grit, indigenous people, JustSpace Alliance, Knoxville, Mars, Moon, Nature (journal), Oregon, outer space, Physics, Earth & Space, Portland State University, prison, Progressive Ideology, Race, religion, reproductive rights, rigor, San Francisco, settling, sex, University of Tennessee, Walidah Imarisha, Wild West
Equity advocate says future space colonies should be governed similarly to places like San Francisco or Portland. Source
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Convergence? One-Celled Creature Has an Eye!

biology, Brian Leander, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, chromosomes, convergence, convergent evolution, electromagnetic waves, Erythropsidinium, Evolution, evolutionary plasticity, eye, Intelligent Design, light, light-sensitive spot, Living Waters, Nature (journal), New Scientist, ocelloid, optics, organelles, plankton, Timothy Standish, University of British Columbia, warnowiid dinoflagellate
“Convergent evolution” is not a process. It is a post-hoc observation based on evolutionary assumptions. Source
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Geneticists Puzzled by Octopus’s Unique Genes: Seem to Have Appeared Out of Nowhere

Alison Abbott, Biomimetics, California two-spot octopus, cephalopods, convergence, cuttlefish, Darwin's Doubt, David Klinghoffer, Dennis Normile, distributed networks, Evolution, genes, giant squid, hydrothermal vents, Intelligent Design, Living Waters, mimic octopus, molecular clock, Mollusca, narrative gloss, Nature (journal), Nautilus, neo-Darwinian processes, Octopus bimaculoides, Paul Nelson, propulsion, reflectins, Richard Sternberg, soft robots, Stephen Meyer, triumphalism, University of Chicago
“Evolution of novel genes”? Isn’t that the question at hand? Where do novel genes come from? Source
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