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EUGENICS The full title of Darwin’s 1859 book was On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.  Old copies of Origin can still be checked out … Continue reading

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Creations Scientific Comeback

Creation’s Scientific Comeback British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle coined the expression the “big bang” as an attempt to ridicule the creation event, the up-and-coming challenger to his “steady state” hypothesis”. For whatever reasons perhaps because of its simplicity, the term … Continue reading

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Origin of Life Experiments

Robert Shapiro is a professor of chemistry at New York University and an expert on DNA Research. In his elegant and thoughtful book Origins he writes; “I decided to revisit one of the first origin-of-life displays that I had seen. … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Dark Side

Small scale evolution has always been accepted by everyone.  From animal husbandry to horticulture, breeders are creating new varieties among specific species.  Microevolution is like an ant jumping over a grain of sand, Macroevolution (forming completely new body forms and … Continue reading

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The Odds: Egg, Caterpillar, Cocoon, Butterfly

In the complete metamorphosis of a butterfly, a larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and goes through several molts before becoming a pupa (cocoon in moths), which develops into an adult butterfly.  Neither the larva nor the pupa resemble the … Continue reading

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Take My Missing Link, Please!!

HennyYoungman, the comedian, was the master of the one-liners.  All of his jokes started with the word “take”.  Youngman might start his stand-up act with, “Take the man who’s wife wanted to go somewhere that she’s never been before, so … Continue reading

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The Peppered Moths should be The Pasted Moths! Fabrications again.

The Peppered Moths Most peppered moths in England were light-colored in the early part of the nineteenth century, but during the industrial revolution in Britain the moth population became “melanic”, or dark-colored.  Bernard Kettlewell performed experiments on these moths that … Continue reading

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