If textbooks evolve, then what we thought we knew yesterday is no longer true today.
When ideologies reign, one of the first victims, invariably, is truth. The narrative is supreme, and it deforms how information is interpreted.
As I noted yesterday, Joseph Carter wrote a fatuous essay in which he denies purpose in the universe and does an amusing dance around the implications that follow.
For science reporters, misinformation on a hot story was “Too good to check.”
The science story itself is fascinating and to all appearances solid. How will they spin it?
It may start with curing disease. But it won’t stay there. Many are drooling to engage in eugenic genetic enhancements.
There are conflicting evidences, a lack of details, opposing hypotheses held with great confidence, and a wide range of explanatory mechanisms that are routinely used as needed.
On Independence Day, it’s appropriate to review the sources of our rights as citizens.
A common attempt to overcome the need for information in the first cell is to equate information to a reduction in entropy.
In an article here yesterday, I described the thermodynamic challenges to any purely materialistic theory for the origin of life.