Happy New Year! #1 Story of 2020: Biology Journal Demands Government Censorship of ID

Andrew Moore, BioEssays, CDC, censorship, COVID-19, Dave Speijer, democracy, Dennis Prager, Discovery Institute, Evolution News, Facebook, Federal Government, free speech, Intelligent Design, Internet, Iran, Italy, Karl Popper, Paul Nelson, regulation, schools, search engines, Social media, South Korea, Thomas Paine, University of Amsterdam, vaccine, White House
What if major technology companies shy from censorship? Then the government should take aggressive action: “Make them.” Source
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Are the Laws of the Universe “Inevitable”?

Adam Falkowski, Albert Einstein, beauty of nature, Big Bang, black holes, CEA Saclay, Daniel Baumann, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Laurentiu Rodina, laws of the universe, mathematics, metric tensor, Natalie Wolchover, Nobel Prize, Paul Dirac, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, Quanta Magazine, quantum mechanics, Shakespearean sonnet, Sistine Chapel, Steven Weinberg, theory of gravity, University of Amsterdam
Natalie Wolchover at Quanta Magazine has a thoughtful but misguided essay on the “inevitability” of the laws of nature. She writes: Compared to the unsolved mysteries of the universe, far less gets said about one of the most profound facts to have crystallized in physics over the past half-century: To an astonishing degree, nature is the way it is because it couldn’t be any different. “There’s just no freedom in the laws of physics that we have,” said Daniel Baumann, a theoretical physicist at the University of Amsterdam. She cites Baumann to describe the incredible interlocked intricacy of physical laws: [L]aws essentially dictate one another through their mutual consistency — that nature “pulls itself up by its own bootstraps.” The idea turns out to explain a huge amount about the universe.…
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