Perry Marshall’s Biological Evolution talk at Alcatel-Lucent
Recorded live at Lucent’s Corporate Engineering Center
Naperville Illinois, April 14 2011
Romans is St. Paul’s grand case for Christian theology. It’s a bulwark of logic and argument. Every great theologian has written extensively on Romans. Paul’s first chapter is fighting words: Read more »
Robert Full is a professor at the University of California-Berkeley. He studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect “distributed foot” for tomorrow’s robots, based on nature’s engineering.
In this video he describes the remarkable features of insect and animal legs, and shows you a robot built based on these same principles:
Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States believe that they have found the purpose of the vermiform appendix, long thought to be useless.Read more »
Physicist Richard Feynman was a notorious researcher and blazing personality in the history of science.
He’s known for his work on the atomic bomb, for creating a visual representation of subatomic particles, and pioneering work in quantum computing. Read more »
A gentleman named Johan posted this as a comment and it was so good I felt it deserved it’s own blog post:
I couldn’t find any referral to the the Craig Venter Institute’s recent achievement.
Some atheists regard it as another blow to Christianity but in my view it is another Read more »
Imagine that someone gives you a mystery novel with an entire page ripped out.
And let’s suppose someone else comes up with a computer program that reconstructs the missing page, by assembling sentences and paragraphs lifted from other places in the book.
Imagine that this computer program does such a beautiful job that most people can’t tell the page was ever missing.
DNA does that.
In the 1940’s, the eminent scientist Barbara McClintock damaged parts of the DNA in corn maize. To her amazement, Read more »
The New Atheism
“The New Atheism” has become especially loud and strident since September 11, 2001. Bestselling books like Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” and battles over evolution vs. design in school boards are front page news. It might even appear that 21st century atheism is an unstoppable force.
But there’s another side to the story. Read more »
As an Electrical Engineer, I am appalled at the intellectual slop that passes for science in biology.
Engineers would lose their jobs in droves if they tolerated the mushy thinking and lack of rigor that is routine in the life sciences. Before I elaborate on this, some background. Read more »