Category Archives: Evolution

‘Ears Like a Bat?’ – Not the Best Anymore!

Yes, Bats have incredible hearing, the best of any mammal, but it turns out that one of their favorite prey has developed even more sensitive hearing to elude its main predator – the common bat.

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The Coffee Shop – Lizards Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From Deep Look: Male side-blotched lizards have more than one way to get the girl. Orange males are bullies. Yellows are sneaks. Blues team … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Last-Minute Message For a Time Capsule I have to tell you this, whoever you are: that on one summer morning here, the ocean pounded in on tumbledown breakers, a south wind, bustling along the shore, whipped … Continue reading

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West Virginia Man Sues the DOE over the Teaching of Evolution, Claims Officials Violated Constitution by “Propagating” a Religious Faith in Public Schools

By Elaine Magliaro Kenneth Smith, the parent of a Jefferson County student, has “filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials claiming the teaching of evolution, which he says is a religion, violates his child’s Constitutional rights.” According … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for May 20, 2015: Regarding Science and “An Age-Old Argument”

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Creationist Dr. Ben Carson Posits That Scientific Beliefs Might Just Be Propaganda (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Dr. Ben Carson, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, is a retired neurosurgeon. He is reportedly the first surgeon to have successfully separated conjoined twins that were joined at the head. When he was thirty-three-years-old, “he became the youngest major division director in … Continue reading

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More Human Than Human?

by Gene Howington Normally if you called Sandra a “non-human person”, you might get slapped in the face. However, in this instance, Sandra is a 29-year-old Sumatran orangutan at the Buenos Aires zoo.  What makes this more interesting is that … Continue reading

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Second Life

By JAMES KNAUER This is the second of a three-part series dealing with life, its constituency, and some prophesy regarding its future here on Earth. You can read part one here. I am related to a plant pathologist, Dr. Skinner, … Continue reading

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