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Evolutionary Theory

Is it Time for a New Morality?

Shayne Looper | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Attitudes about the morality or immorality of various lifestyle choices are in constant flux. It may be that opinions about what is morally acceptable...

The Pull of a Higher Motive -- to Become Creative Engines

Marc Gafni | Posted 12.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Gafni

As our culture has evolved, the basic survival needs of more and more people have been met. We begin to be able to identify more and more with the evo...

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

Were Our Ancestors Sexually Promiscuous?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Adapted from Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuke. Copyright © 2013 by Marlene Zuk. Used wit...

Inconvenient Truths: Why Are Self-Styled Defenders of Evolution so Resistant to Lessons From Molecular Genetics?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Last week, on his very popular blog,, Jerry Coyne ridiculed Nicholas Wade's NYT article discussing the negative consequences resulting from the anti-religious tone of most orthodox defenses of evolution.

Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That?

Posted 07.05.2012 | Books

Excerpted from "WHY IS THE PENIS SHAPED LIKE THAT? …And Other Reflections on Being Human" by Jesse Bering. Published July 7th by Scientific American...

Fewer Baby Boys Born In Hard Times, Study Shows

Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/27/2012 08:51 PM EDT on LiveScience Pregnant women are more likely to hear "It's a g...

Further Comments on 'What Is the Key to a Realistic Theory of Evolution?'

James A. Shapiro | Posted 04.24.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

My post last week elicited a number of sharply critical comments from conventional evolutionary thinkers, most notably from my University of Chicago colleague Jerry Coyne on his Why Evolution Is True website. Let me respond and add four additional points.

What Is the Key to a Realistic Theory of Evolution?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Was Darwin simply mistaken about the gradual nature of hereditary variation? Such ignorance would be unavoidable before we knew about Mendelian genetics and DNA. Or was there a deeper flaw in the theory that he (and Alfred Russell Wallace) propounded?

Do Men Who Pay Child Support Have A Hard Time Remarrying?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Kermyt Anderson presents an interesting evolutionary perspective on child support that suggests some interesting findings in a study recently publishe...

Should Evolutionists Be More Self-Critical About Social Darwinism?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

Creationism should be weakened at every turn. If that means evolutionists need to be purposefully more self-critical on social Darwinism, then so be it.

The Evolution Of Enlightenment

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

In the new enlightenment, the point is no longer merely the liberation of the individual; it's the evolution of self, culture and cosmos through the individual

Bad Faith (In Science): Darwin As All-Purpose Boogey Man?

John Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Farrell

The Discovery Institute now resorts to the only strategy they have left to undermine science and science education: smear the character and the motives of the founders of evolutionary biology.

What I Believe (about Markets and Morals): A Reply to Jerry Coyne & My Critics

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Shermer

In his endearingly titled blog, "Michael, we hardly knew ye," the venerable evolutionary biologist and slayer of creationist dragons Jerry Coyne (auth...

Evolution Presupposes Design, So Why the Controversy?

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

Evolution of life presupposes intelligent design. But the design it presupposes is not the design of the products of evolution; it's the design of its preconditions.

Facebook Friends For Evolution: Support Evolutionary Theory

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

My recommendation? Go to Facebook and become a fan of the page entitled "We can find 1,000,000 people who DO believe in Evolution before June."

Evolution Foes Add Global Warming To Targets | Leslie Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Critics of the teaching of evolution in the nation's classrooms are gaining ground in some states by linking the issue to global warming, arguing that...