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A review of the nature documentary “The Riot and the Dance”

This movie premiered in US movie theaters on March 19, 2018, followed by a nationwide theatrical encore on April 19th. It is not yet available on DVD. More information and additional resources about the documentary can be found at http://riotandthedance.com and https://www.facebook.com/riotandthedance/Continue reading

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Organisms in their niche: passive modeling clay or problem-solving entities?

One person’s cultural background can bias their view about people from other cultures…even before they have ever met. Could people also have a bias about how they think about other creatures? It may even be possible that scientific culture could … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 4 of 4

How Life is Defined: There is no simple clear definition of what life is. This is appropriate as life is a wonderful, complex, beautiful, enigmatic phenomenon that defies any effort to over-simplify it. Still, most people have no difficulty recognizing … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 3 of 4

The Scientific Method All scientific endeavors begin with a question. The questions we ask are typically influenced by our worldview. For example, a Darwinist may ask, “How did the appendix evolve?” While a Bible-believer might ask, “What was the appendix … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 2 of 4

    Rules of Science:   If we embrace the metaphysical assumptions listed in the previous blog:   The material world exists The universe is logical Our senses provide reliable information about the world Our minds allow us to understand … Continue reading

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What Is Biology? Part 1 of 4

  Biology is the scientific study of life. But what is “science?” And what is “life?” Most of us use these words all the time and have a general idea of what we mean by them, however, it is common … Continue reading

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Scientific Revolutions: Part 2

Further conceptual revolutions in science Revolutions in the Life Sciences The life sciences have experienced fewer revolutions than the physical sciences. The first major revolution in the biological sciences was initiated by William Harvey, as noted above. The next revolution … Continue reading

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