Altruism Gene + What Prompts Protest

May 31, 2006, To world-science.net >>> Researchers trace the origin of an “altruism gene”. Probing an evolutionary mystery, scientists say they have penned the first history of a gene for cooperation. (Article in World Science) http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/060529_altruism.htm

Genetic Effects of Culture + Human-Chimp Interbreed?

The Impetus Of Paleozoic Multicelled Evolution A. Natural Selection Is A Two-Level Interdependent Affair Dov, in earlier posts: 1) Evolution, i.e. genome/genes modifications (“mutations”), inherently ever more of them as new functional options arise for the organism. 2) modifications of genome’s functional capabilities can be explained by the organism’s culture-life-experience feedbacks to its genome, its…

Life: A Real Virtual Affair, Its Drive And Purpose

05 Sept 2007 The Cosmic Drive and Purpose Behind The Drive and Purpose Of Life (1) Again, Earth Life Is A Real Virtual Affair; it pops in and out of existence from its matrix, which is the energy constrained in Earth’s biosphere. The totality of life in Earth’s biosphere (the outermost part of the planet’s…

Leaving Brights and Hypography Forums + Antisemitism

28-31 Jan 2006, Dov in Brights forum. It is disgusting and sickening to find again and again some expressions of any degree of “sympathetic understanding” of the creed/plans/actions of the (Iranian=Hizballah=Hamas) Islamic fundamentalists in regards to Jews and to Israel. And it is sad to find again and again how ignorance/prejudice is a curse for…

Some People Get High On Verbiage

Jan 11, 2006 In biologicalEvolution forum I. Dov: I saw a book review in the Jan 2006 Scientific American, reviewing D.C.Dennett’s book “Breaking the Spell: Religion as a natural phenomenon”: A. “Breaking the Spell: Religion as a natural phenomenon”, gee, what an admirably profound, sophisticated and impressive book title and subject! And SciAm’s book review…

Being a Humanist/Bright

Jan 13, 2006, Dov in Brights forum My own humanist/Bright concept/self-image comprises only science-informed-based attitudes and behavior, mainly: A. Becoming a humanist/Bright is not envisioned/intended to be a religious conversion, shedding off one’s phenotype traditions and features and adopting another’s phenotype traditions/features. Becoming a humanist/Bright is shedding supernatural beliefs and adopting science-informed rational thinking and…

The recent interfaith cooperation fad

Dec 11, 2005, Dov, in Brights forum. Here’s the skeptic, again… The present, post 9/11, “Interfaith cooperation” in the Western world is, in my humble opinion, not a “cultural” nor “spiritual” movement/trend but a base political search of scared/worried Western communities for a consensual route to check developments that might lead to additional similar disasters….

Rise and growth of Christianity

Dec 21, 2005, Dov, in Brights forum. The subject of Rising and Growth of Christianity is much too expansive for handling in a limited framework of a forum thread/topic. In a nutshell, early Christianity blasted and sprouted in three distinct stages. It first evolved as another total local Judean sect within the Judean community, similar…

Scientism of AAAS

AAAS Hinders Science Progress by its ‘life evolution’ presentation Aug 9 2007 A. Terms: 1) AAAS = American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2) Progress = a forward or onward movement towards an objective, a gradual betterment. 3) Science = knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding sometimes systematized object study and knowledge of…

ID belongs in science classrooms!

Dec 15, 2005 Dov, in biologicalEvolution forum From “Science and Society”, AAAS News and Notes, Science, 28 Oct 2005: ” He (AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner) also was quoted by New York Times Magazine columnist William Safire. “Whether or not there is or was an intelligent designer is not a scientific question,” he told Safire….