Science

Why Similarities Do Not Prove the Absence of Design

Author’s note: The following is Section 2.3 of my new book Christianity for Doubters. As the title indicates, much of this book (Chapters 3-6) is explicitly theological, but the first two chapters are about intelligent design. References for quotations are of course given in the book. Used by permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers. The […]

How Teaching Robots to Identify Microscopic Fossils Could Help Us Understand Oceans

Research can make for strange partnerships. Edgar Lobaton is an electrical and computer engineering researcher at NC State University who specializes in robotics, sensors and computer vision. Tom Marchitto is a geological sciences researcher at CU Boulder who studies prehistoric oceans, and Ritayan Mitra was a post-doc at NC State and is currently a research […]

Neptune Has a New Spot

Neptune has a new spot and thanks to Hubble we can see it. Click the image for the larger version. From Hubble (via NASA): New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. Though similar features were seen during the […]

Trimming a Dogs Nails a 2016 Update

In August of 2011, I wrote an article titled “The Nail Wars,“ about the value of a “grinder” (also called a Dremel, but that’s a brand name) when trimming a dog’s nails. I’m updating and revisiting it here, after a friend mentioned that nail trims were a big issue at her house. Now that I […]

Why the history of photography starts north of the border

Elizabeth Rigby, the writer and art historian, lived in Edinburgh in the 1840s where she was photographed by the calotypists David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. Later, as Lady Eastlake – having married the Keeper of the National Gallery in London – she wrote an important essay in 1857 on the art of photography, noting […]

Why the history of photography starts north of the border

Elizabeth Rigby, the writer and art historian, lived in Edinburgh in the 1840s where she was photographed by the calotypists David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. Later, as Lady Eastlake – having married the Keeper of the National Gallery in London – she wrote an important essay in 1857 on the art of photography, noting […]

Potential fountain of youth gene found

This is an atherosclerotic lesion. Such lesions can rupture and cause heart attacks and strokes. Credit: UVA School of Medicine SOURCE May 17, 2016 Gene helps prevent heart attack, stroke; may offer way to block effects of aging Summary: A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in […]