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7 reasons why it’s easier for humans to believe in God than evolution

7 reasons why it’s easier for humans to believe in God than evolution

“I don’t think there’s any question that a variety of our mental dispositions are ones that discourage us from taking evolutionary theory as seriously as it should be taken,” explains Robert N. McCauley, director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture […]

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution | Science | The Guardian.

esearchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.

The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells […]

Survival of the … Nicest? | Darwin, Corporate Culture and Sharing

Survival of the … Nicest? | Common Dreams.

Eric Michael Johnson  is a doctoral student in the history of science at the University of British Columbia. His research examines the interplay between evolutionary biology and politics.

 

A century ago, industrialists like Andrew Carnegie believed that Darwin’s theories justified an economy of vicious competition and […]

Extended family tree reveals human’s small, four-legged, insect-eating relative |

HAPPY DARWIN WEEKEND! (fun to make a new evolution chart, and adding this little guy before the primates…)

“Humans may have descended from apes, but long before that there was a small, four-legged insect-eating critter, according to new research out Thursday in the US journal “Science.”

The international six-year study used a massive trove […]

Vancouver, Canada, Darwin Day Proclamation | Darwin Day

Vancouver, Canada, Darwin Day Proclamation | Darwin Day.

Vancouver joins a growing list of municipalities, including cities, states, and Canadian Provinces that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin.

You can read the proclamation on the site above.

Evolution Made Clear for Kids in “Pepper’s Special Wings”

University of Toronto Humanist Chaplaincy: Evolution Made Clear for Kids in “Pepper’s Special Wings”. (Mary Anne is a Humanist from Oakville, ON, a member of HPHC)

Contact: Brian Magee, 202-238-9088 ex. 105, Mobile: (202) 681-2425 bmagee@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, DC – Nov. 13, 2012) – In order to give parents a fun and effective tool when teaching young […]

Part of the genome of two hunter-gatherers from 7,000 years ago

Part of the genome of two hunter-gatherers from 7,000 years ago.

 

Researchers have also recovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of one of these individuals, through which they could determine that European populations from Mesolithic Period were very uniform genetically. Carles Lauleza-Fox, from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), states: “These hunters-gatherers shared nomadic habits […]

Christian Fundamentalists Teach US Children Loch Ness Monster Is Real To Disprove Evolution

Christian Fundamentalists Teach US Children Loch Ness Monster Is Real To Disprove Evolution.

(I know, it’s Louisiana, but had to pass this on to Ontarians with Scottish heritage — mb)

A state in America is paying for children to attend fundamentalist schools where the existence of the Loch Ness monster is taught as fact in […]

Neandertals possibly cave artists: new study

NewsDaily: Who you calling dumb? Neanderthals possibly cave artists: study.

There is no documentable difference in symbolic behavior between Neanderthals and modern humans at any given time period,” said Trinkaus.

The crux of the who-were-the-artists controversy therefore comes down to this: were Neanderthals the only humans in Europe when the cave art was made?

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Ancestor’s Trail Hike, June 24, Credit River

Home – Ancestor’s Trail Hike. (Join Kevin and the walkers on the annual evolution hike in Mississagua!)

NOTE: We are taking this opportunity to raise funds for the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth initiative called Roots & Shoots.

Based on Richard Dawkin’s book, and originally conceived as a walk back in time from the current […]

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