Not only is there nothing controversial about evolutionary processes, they are regularly observed and measured in the laboratory and the field. No scientific manuscript discussing evolution, no biology textbook explaining evolution, argues that evolutionary theory makes any claims about the existence of any deity.
So if your intention is to make this invocation process happen you have to be vigilant in listening to your thoughts, breathing in the positive ones, and letting go of the negatives ones as fast as possible.
Where will the next generation of biology nerds come from? Practically every biologist I know started out as a kid who looked at creatures they found in gardens and rock pools, in parks and dark corners.
News just in, guaranteed to stir smug nods from non-believers and incite irritation among the devout: intelligence correlates negatively with religious belief.
As far as we know, life began on Earth 4 billion years ago. As the aeons passed, plants and animals evolved, usually according to the Darwinian princi...
Design's role is not to make something look pretty. It's to make something useful. Beauty can be a nice byproduct of deep usability, but it's never the goal.
The Earth is in trouble. To "become like this" in empathic love right now is to admit to being in that same deep trouble. Actually, that's already an advance on being a parasite indifferent to the fate of its host.
The consequence of adaptationism is that every single trait is an adaptation to something. This is, quite simply, wrong.
To the biology professors who have had enough of ignorant attacks on evolution, I say reserve your venom for the politicians, the school board members, and the misguided religious literalists, but spare the young student who seeks your help in sorting out what is faith and what is science when it comes to the origins of life.
This week the Discovery Channel chose to air a program that calls into question whether this channel can continue to claim a shred of credibility.
If we don't warn our children about climate change today, they will surely pay the price for it when they grow up, and that is what is really ungodly.
In any given year, the biggest buzz coming out of the annual national Botany conference is normally among the botanists ourselves. This year, however, we've been painted as either the heroic defenders of evolutionary biology or the attackers of Louisiana's right to worship freely.
If our programs can identify jokes reliably, our algorithms might be doing it in the same way that humans do. Luckily, though, we're still far from computers that appreciate humor, rather than just detecting it.
On a recent trip to Botswana, a country Darwin was never fortunate enough to have seen, I was struck by how readily the questions of biology, which popped up during Darwin's travels, are ripe for the asking on a modern safari.
It seems more likely that genuine orgasm is either a happy cause or a thrilling consequence of relationship satisfaction. So far so good, but it also seems that a high rate of both true and faked orgasm makes for an especially high chance of infidelity.