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2009-02-16 11:59:04

Analyzing a fish/amphibian intermediate species or human beings' genetic code can uncover proof of evolution, scientists said at a Chicago gathering. Scientist Kenneth Miller, author of Finding Darwin's God, said at the 175th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that evolutionary evidence is apparent in the genetic codes of humans and non-human primates, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday. Miller theorized that both species share a number of so-called...

2009-02-13 11:23:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 200th birthday of Charles Darwin may have grabbed the headlines yesterday, but it was a new book by a Christian that stole the show. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can't Make Him Think (WND Books, hardcover, ISBN 978-1935071068) by TV personality Ray Comfort soared to the top of the Amazon sales charts during its first day of release. Atheism, once confined to the margins of civilized debate, has grown militant and mocking -...

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2009-02-02 16:05:00

Controversy continues to surround scientists' use of Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory to develop improved technologies, even in the days before marking the 200th anniversary of the English naturalist on Feb. 12. Although many scientists see Darwin's ideas as an indispensible way to approach new applications in computer science, the field of medicine, and elsewhere, fundamentalist Christians still disagree on the teaching and application of those ideas. Last month, the Texas State Board of...

2009-01-09 04:20:00

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Charles Darwin published his landmark book On the Evolution of Species in 1859, his theories on evolution were quickly accepted by the vast majority of scientists. The general public, however, was not as eager to accept Darwin's ideas, due largely to the fact that they challenged established religious beliefs. Today, 150 years after the publication of Darwin's book, science and religion remain as conflicted as ever when it comes to...

2009-01-05 10:40:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Theodosius Dobzhansky, the late great geneticist and evolutionary biologist, said it best: "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." This year marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, which laid out the theory of evolution by means of natural selection in exquisite detail. Universities, academic centers, and other scientific...

2008-08-03 03:00:06

By Bell, Michael A PALEONTOLOGY Variations on a Theme YOUR INNER FISH: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Neil Shubin. x + 229 pp. Pantheon Books, 2008. $24. Ernst Haeckel's punchy three- word slogan "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" has earned a certain immortality-never mind that it's wrong. Each species does not, as Haeckel claimed, retrace its evolutionary history as it develops, with human embryos going through fish and reptile stages. But that's not to say...

2008-07-30 03:00:35

By Zaleski, Carol THE NEW ATHEIST movement has reached its high-water mark, and there are signs that it is starting to recede. Wishful thinking, you say? Aren't there more and more antireligious tracts on the bestseller lists? Aren't these writers terribly clever? Perhaps so, yet somehow they fail to capture the imagination. There have been times-above all during the 19th century-when the debate between belief and unbelief was a more spirited adventure, engaging combatants of wonderful...

2008-07-23 03:00:25

By Ruse, Michael Handmaiden to the Science? PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY RE-ENGINEERING PHILOSOPHY FOR LIMITED BEINGS: Piecewise Approximations to Reality. William C. Wimsatt. xviii + 450 pp. Harvard University Press, 2007. $49.95. INTEGRATING EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT: From Theory to Practice. Edited by Roger Sansom and Robert N. Brandon, xiv + 334 pp. The MIT Press, 2007. $34. EVIDENCE AND EVOLUTION: The Logic Behind the Science. Elliott Sober, xx + 412 pp. Cambridge University Press, 2008....

2008-07-09 18:00:35

By Mark McLAUGHLIN A HISTORIC pharmacy that once sold medicine to Charles Darwin and King George V has found the perfect place to put its archives on display - the shop window. The Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy in Edinburgh's Elm Row recently unearthed a hoard of items of historical interest in its basement and decided to take them on tour to branches as far away as Selkirk and Hawick. Charles Darwin, who studied medicine in the Capital, was one of the early customers of the shop....

2008-07-01 15:00:32

A SERIES of events to honour the life, ideas and impact of Charles Darwin are to be held at Edinburgh Zoo. It is taking part in Darwin200, a national celebration of the famous naturalist, which starts today. The celebrations cover three anniversaries. Today it is 150 years since Darwin first presented his theory of evolution; his 200th birthday is on February 12, 2009; and in November next year it will be 150 years since the controversial publication of his definitive work On the Origin...


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