Endless Forms Most Beautiful Darwin Day Poster by AmericanBeetles
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” - Charles Darwin
Jon Stewart to Bill O’Reilly during the Rumble (via reddit)
“When more people believe that Obama’s a Muslim than evolution, there’s a problem”
‘A Perfect and Beautiful Machine’: Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and Alan Turing’s Artificial Intelligence
What Darwin and Turing had both discovered, in their different ways, was the existence of competence without comprehension. This inverted the deeply plausible assumption that comprehension is in fact the source of all advanced competence. Why, after all, do we insist on sending our children to school, and why do we frown on the old-fashioned methods of rote learning? We expect our children’s growing competence to flow from their growing comprehension. The motto of modern education might be: “Comprehend in order to be competent.
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‘I didn’t come from no monkey.
My cousin on the subject of evolution.
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Five iconic science images, and why they’re wrong
“Over the years, we’ve been blessed with innumerable breathtaking images from the pursuit of science - from the unimaginably huge Pillars of Creation to the endlessly tiny Mandelbrot Fractals.
But some of these images have taken on an iconic status, instantly recognisable to schoolchildren and Republican presidential candidates alike. The problem is, a lot of these iconic science images are more icon than science. Here’s a few you might have seen before…”
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