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It's not just creationists and proponents of intelligent design chipping away at the Darwinian evolutionary model anymore. With help from an $8.7 million Templeton Foundation grant, 49 researchers from various fields and 22 collaborations across eight institutions are in search of an "evolutionary rethink," according to an announcement in Science Magazine. Comment?
A new Discovery Institute survey confirms what scholars have long thought: Darwinism erodes the belief that humans occupy an exceptional place among living creatures. The poll of 3,400 Americans reveals a belief in Darwinian evolution "undercuts traditional beliefs about human dignity and human uniqueness," said Discovery Institute vice president and senior fellow John West. Comment?
United Methodist Church officials who vet requests to sponsor display tables at the UMC May 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore., have rejected Discovery Institute's application despite its compliance with denomination guidelines. The rejection and subsequent correspondence between the UMC and Discovery Institute shows denomination officials and the conference vetting team aren't adhering to church policy, Discovery leaders say. Comment?
Two recent studies about neurons in the brain highlight the complexity of humans' ability to think and react to their environment and provide further evidence of divine design, despite researchers' efforts to explain it away. In the first study, a group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute , and Rockefeller and Duke universities tested brain tissue from the visual cortex to see if randomly connected networks explain how the brain processes visual stimuli. Comment?
Scientists sequencing the California two-spot octopus, a cephalopod mollusk, expected a genome closely related to other creatures in its Mollusca phylum, among them the giant squid, the cuttlefish, and the coiled shelled nautilus. What they found was unlike any other creature on earth. Comment?
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