May 12, 2010
Discussions around the Web / So much information!
There is so much going on, it is difficult to keep track of! Unfortunately, I am, yet again, left without time to make adequate reflection, so I'm just going to give a dump.
- New super-small microbes! Apparently, they may be free-living, too! They apparently have comparatively simple genomes. This is going to be an interesting one to watch. What other forms of life await discovery?
- Seven wonders of the quantum world
- How cells maintain the spatial distribution of proteins
- Cornelius Hunter gives a great presentation on the issues surrounding realism, completeness, and method in science
- Plants channel messages to different parts of themselves
- New genetic sub-code affecting gene expression rates (I think this is the paper it is refering to)
- Another genetic sub-code directing tissue-specific splicing activity
- Free Will doesn't exist, but we should believe in it anyway in Scientific American (commentary here and here)
- Interesting hypothesis about the calendar and the Bible
- Someone at UD pointed to a very interesting video on Cichlid fish (and also a paper on them I haven't read but probably should)
- Another interesting hypothesis - this one about King Solomon's navy
- "Secular Reason" is theologically bound
- Video on information processing in the cell
- A personal curiosity on how cover crops work
- I have been told that this paper in linguistics makes for interesting thoughts regarding consciousness, but haven't had time to read it
- An interesting paper on the separation of human families at the time of Babel and the implications for modern genetics
- An old-earth group is trying to move the PCA away from young-earth creationism. In the list of theological concerns people might have, they didn't even mention the flood! In fact, when stating what YEC people think about features of the earth's surface, they only mentioned the "appearance of age" and completely left out that most YECs think that the flood was involved! It looks like someone is trying to pull a fast one on the PCA. There are plenty of reasons to doubt YEC, but it looks like these people are trying to ignore the real issues of the flood while doing so! You can't understand young-earth creationism without referring to Noah's flood! My guess is that they realize that if the PCA realizes that the flood hinges on this, they will stay YEC, so they just leave it out. What a joke.
- Just for fun
And, with that, my browser windows are much happier now.