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  • Sea Turtles and Intelligent Design

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    Biology is full of examples of stupid design: ugly kluges that no self-respecting engineer would ever use. They exist in biology because the illusion of design in living things comes entirely from a mindless, brute-force-dumb algorithm: mutation, recombination, and natural selection.Read More »
  • Apollo Was Once a God

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    – OR – Why this Atheist Loves the Christmas Eve Message from Apollo 8 We know of many religions which have ceased to be active… like extinct volcanoes. The Greek myths of today were originally the Greek religion and had temples and priests and inquisitions no doubt… The world is full of dead religions, and …Read More »
  • Coming of Age in the Space Age

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    The first of two posts commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.Read More »