To “poor-mouth” means using claims of poverty to try to manipulate other people.
If you want to show that evolution does not violate the second law, you cannot simply say, sure, evolution is astronomically improbable, but the Earth is an open system, so there is no problem.
When the biogeographical data does not fit with the predictions and expectations of common descent, one always has “oceanic dispersal” at the ready to serve as an ad hoc fudge factor — including the rather remarkable claim that monkeys made it across the Atlantic from Africa to South America!
How cruel of the Designer not to have taken Hugh Hefner’s plan for a fulfilling life as a model.
To really, really appreciate the gorgeous photos and savor the important and insightful essays by scientists and historians you could do worse than to pick up the physical book.
Life has meaning and some acts are right or wrong because we say so? You might well wonder how an adult could find that convincing.
“While an adherent of a materialist philosophy would readily agree that material factors account for all reality, this accords neither with Catholic teaching, nor with sound philosophical argumentation.”
Stylus manipulates digital objects that have real-world meaning: the targets of evolution in Stylus are Chinese characters.
They say Republicans are the anti-science party, the uninformed boobs and benighted monkeys, comfortable with and fiercely protective of their own cluelessness?
Applying Darwinian insights to morality is not distorting the theory at all (as it would be for someone to draw moral implications from relativity theory). Rather, it is explicitly part and parcel of Darwin’s own theory of human evolution.