Tag Archives: Evolution

Natural Selection in the Fossil Record

table.figure { background-color: #f0f0f0; } table.figure caption { caption-side: bottom; font-size: 90%; padding: 1em; background-color: #f0f0f0; } For quite some time now, I’ve had a question: We can see evolution in the present. And we can see natural selection in … Continue reading

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Creative Ignorance

The other day, I was in a discussion about whether computers can be creative. Personally, I thought the answer was a big “duh, yes”, if only because programs (often even my own) often do things that surprise me, but at … Continue reading

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Nouns

For all the diversity in human speech, as far as I know, every language has verbs and nouns. No big surprise there: our world is full of things, like trees and lakes and ostriches and stars, something that nouns are … Continue reading

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Kent Hovind, Numerologist. Also, Ravens

It sounds as though Kent Hovind is bored out of his skull in prison. His latest posting, written in the form of a conversation between himself and a self-centered, self-quoting dick of a god, he points out that the Bible … Continue reading

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Criminally Incompetent Teachers

Over at Kent Hovind’s Whinery, I ran across this comment: I am a high school science teacher. So far I have been able to teach creation science a couple years without being stopped by administration. I spend as much time … Continue reading

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