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How to study adaptation the proper way

One of the recurring discussions in evolutionary biology is the question of how to test adaptive hypotheses. Creationists often claim (wrongly) that the theory of natural selection is tautological, and so did, at some point, prominent philosopher of science Karl Popper (he later acknowledged that his comment was based on a misunderstanding of the theory, something that creationists strangely neglect to mention whenever they quote him in their favor — see… 1,366 more words

Philosophy Of Science

fiducial on a string

A very short note in arXiv today by Gunnar Taraldsen and Bo Henry Lindqvist (NTU, Norway). With the above title. I find the note close to unreadable, I must say, as the notations are not all or well- defined. 130 more words

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Happy Birthday, W.V.O. Quine!

The emphases in my own education in philosophy were Ethics, Politics, and Law, so I didn’t spend as much time studying Willard Van Orman Quine’s great contributions to philosophy as I would like.  544 more words

Written By Amy Cools

Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age?

Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age?

I’ve just uploaded my CSCA lecture, delivered in several locations last year, including the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, University of Manitoba, SEMC Church in Steinbach, and Transcona Christian Reformed Church in Winnipeg. 37 more words

Science And Christian Faith

Consciousness is an Inevitable State of Matter

Evan Warfel
University of California, Berkeley

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Hello, this is your brain, reading about your brain, reading about your brain.

Consider the following question: Why are we conscious? 4,889 more words

Philosophy Of Mind

Causes of Renal Failure: Degenerative Conditions Invoke Compromise to Kidneys

Renal failure can be caused by a number of prominent and degenerative precursors, stressors, and diseases.

Renal failure, a physically and biochemically degenerative condition in itself, can be caused by an array of other life-threatening complications and conditions. 803 more words

Biophysics