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Some Musings on Beauty and Evolution 

peackock feathers
"For decades, natural selection — the fact that creatures with the most advantageous traits have the best chance of surviving and multiplying — has been considered the unequivocal centerpiece of evolutionary theory." Now it seems as if there are a few scientists toying with an old idea that Darwin had, an idea about beauty. There is the saying, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and that's tr...
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A new plastic eating bacteria teaches us that life will find a way

Pile of Plastic Garbage
Technology can do and has done some amazing things. Just a few days ago we talked about some kids to created a way to turn Styrofoam into activated carbon. We have discovered bacteria that consume oil. There are also bacteria that consume plastics. "In a report published in the journal Science, a team of Japanese researchers described a species of bacteria that can break the molecular bonds of ...
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Queer Women and Baby-Making 

The below linked editorial is headlined, "As A Queer Woman, I Can't Afford To Be Ambivalent About Motherhood". Well, I disagree. As a queer woman you actually can afford to be ambivalent about motherhood. If homosexuality is something someone is born with, that is. If that is the case then it's a biological matter that has made a woman not be sexually attracted to the male of her species. It...
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Men don’t cry as much because they are men

TV Actor Crying
The author of the linked article went on a quest to find out why he wasn't crying when he was sad. When he was young, he says he cried a lot but as he got older, not so much. He noticed that was true of his other male friends as well. There just wasn't a whole lot of crying going on. Sadness yes, depression yes, anger yes, but not a lot of crying. He began to wonder, "am I broken?" No, you are not...
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Scopes Monkey Trial, Eugenics, and the Mind

We are all strong
Sometimes history becomes mythology. There are those who suspect that even stories like Hercules, and Atlantis have a basis in fact. That there, even for the non-believer, a reason to suspect there was a Noah and at least some version of a flood. What level of truth there is in these stories becomes a matter of faith. The same cultural processes that worked on history thousands of years ago are...
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