Tagged: Darwin

Animals are evolving faster than you think – here’s living proof - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 16, 2015

Hugo Dutel, University of Hull Biological evolution, the changes in living organisms over time, is often considered an elusive and long process that cannot be observed during a human lifespan. But is that really the case? And is there evidence that we can see it happening right before our eyes? Evolution is a process that occurs at … Read More

Dawkins’ new book - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 20, 2013

Richard Dawkins’ latest book is due out next September. The title – Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene It’s yet a new genre for Dawkins – autobiography. Mind you he has reached the age where … Continue reading → … Read More

Does religion blur understanding of evolution? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 14, 2013

Victor Stenger has a short, but important, blog post in the Huffington Post. Appropriately (because it’s about evolutionary science) dated February 12 – Darwin Day, 204th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Stenger’s article, No Belief Gap, considers Gallup Poll data … Continue reading → … Read More

The “dynamic duo” of science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 13, 2013

Well, that’s how someone described them. But I have generally found the discussions between Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins stimulating. I first commented on these almost 5 years ago (see Lawrence Krauss – Richard Dawkins discussion). They have had a number … Continue reading → … Read More

Darwin and New Zealand - The Atavism

David Winter Feb 12, 2013

February the 12th is the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Across the world people will be marking the day by remembering Darwin the discoverer of evolution by natural selection, Darwin the cautious husband, Darwin the barnacle boffin and maybe even Darwin the geologist who explained the origin of coral atolls. I might be the only person who takes … Read More

Pulling the wool over the eyes of the faithful - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 20, 2012

Occasionally I watch videos, or listen to podcasts, distributed by the Intelligent design crowd at the Discovery Institute. So, I wasted a few minutes on this video below where one of their tame scientists, Ann Gauger, spoke “authoritatively” on population … Continue reading → … Read More

Time for philosophical honesty about Darwin - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 27, 2012

Credit: The Teaching Company John S. Wilkins, at the Evolving Thoughts blog, has a nice short article, Why is Darwin’s theory so controversial?, on the so-called “controversies” around Darwin’s theories. I think he nails it. He shows that the usual tired … Continue reading → … Read More

Toss out the moderator for a better discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 23, 2012

Here’s an interesting video – a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss at the Australian National University recently. I have a couple of thoughts about this event: It really only took place because both speakers were in Australia for … Continue reading → … Read More