Episode 66 of the Mindcast is up!
Download it here.
Karl is back from his tours of graduate schools, but before he left he dropped a public note to Davis anti-evolutionists. The color red makes people fail (or think they will), mint tea may help reduce facial hair, breakthrough in cell-printing technology, there is a hole in the Earth’s crust, Stephen Hawking to experience zero gravity after a lifetime of studying the phenomenon, birds can plan ahead, Chimpanzees had their own stone age thousdands of years ago, female chimps hunt with tools, primates pushed back 10 million years to the age of dinosaurs. And the most amazing scientific feat saved for last – an ancient endogenous retrovirus has been resurrected.
Interview with Nick Matzke, Public Information Project Director at the National Center for Science Education. We talked about the Dover trial, how he discovered some of the jaw-dropping evidence used in the case, and finally we talked about how, despite what the anti-evolutionists say, the evolution of the flagellum is within reach of understanding.(PDF of full paper if you
dare are so inclined)
Theme = Star Wars Episode IV The Empire Strikes Back by John Williams.
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UPDATE: After posting a link to this page from the Panda’s Thumb, Nick realized that he made a minor error in describing how popular Christianity Today is. According to his source, it is the fourth-largest newsmagazine, rather than the third.