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Leaping Across Evolutionary Niches in The Windup Girl

In his science fiction novel The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi imagines a world in which certain types of genetic information have become scarce commodities, tracked down by the intrigues of global companies and hoarded in top-security seedbanks. 486 more words

Science Fiction

Algae Asphyxiates Evolution Principle

In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin cast his theory of evolution centred on a “struggle for life” principle – coined as the “war of nature” or the “survival of the fittest” in 1859.  824 more words

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By Chance or By Design

Suppose we didn’t know who designed and created these robots, radical Atheists will quickly jump up and say, “You know, there is no evidence as to who created these machines so they exist by chance.”

Philosophy

Charles Darwin's children doodled on the back of the original manuscript of “On the Origin of Species.”

Charles Darwin’s children doodled on the back of the original manuscript of “On the Origin of Species.” Thought this was lovely

Quirk And Interest

Fit for Purpose? Darwin’s Excellent and Meaningless Theory

Sermon given at St Chad’s, Shrewsbury, on the occasion of the 2015 Darwin Festival. Reading: Genesis 8:4-13.

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Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection is often referred to as “Survival of the Fittest”, a phrase which plants a subtle yet dangerous notion of excellence in the casual listener.

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Roving Homilies

The Wide Wide World of Creationist Sports

When pro athletes start to fight, the officials intervene. What happens when pro sportscasters start to fight about creation and evolution? ESPN has had to silence at least one commentator… 362 more words

Evolution/Creation

On the Origin of Species

I finished reading Charles Darwin’s 1859 classic On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection and reproduce here the final paragraph, an exquisite summation of his study of life. 219 more words

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