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Quora – Is climate change just happening in modern times, or is it a continuous process? If this is a continuous process, why are people so upset about the matter in modern times?

Is climate change just happening in modern times, or is it a continuous process? If this is a continuous process, why are people so upset about the matter in modern times? What Greg King says is true enough. And I … Continue reading

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Quora – What are the possibilities that Darwin’s theory of evolution could still be wrong?

What are the possibilities that Darwin’s theory of evolution could still be wrong? What do you actually mean by the question? If you mean something like: Is it possible that the general thrust of Darwin’s idea that differential survival of … Continue reading

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Quora – Can you simultaneously believe in natural selection/survival of the fittest and evolution?

Quora – Can you simultaneously believe in natural selection/survival of the fittest and evolution? [The question got deleted, clearly someone in the moderator community decided that the asker (Wendy Pan) had no interest in the answers. I suspected such might … Continue reading

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Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet?

Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet? I’m not worried about the planet, but the future of the life forms living on it has consumed much of my attention over the … Continue reading

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Quora – response to Paul Lucas’s answer to When is science not science, and relatedly, is science ever settled or should we always continue to challenge current understanding? Can you give examples?

Quora – response to Paul Lucas’s answer to When is science not science, and relatedly, is science ever settled or should we always continue to challenge current understanding? Can you give examples? While I agree with the general thrust of … Continue reading

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Quora – Are we currently able to make quantitative predictions about the future based on the theory of evolution?

Quora – Are we currently able to make quantitative predictions about the future based on the theory of evolution? Depends what you mean. If you mean hard numbers about exactly what the future will look like, then the answer is … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the biggest threat to science in the modern day?

Quora – What is the biggest threat to science in the modern day? Difficult question. Science, at essence, is the ability and the willingness to question anything, to rigorously design experiments to distinguish between competing claims, and repeat. Modern science … Continue reading

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