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Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco

Carl Zimmer, writing for The Paper of Record: Dating back roughly 300,000 years, the bones indicate that mankind evolved earlier than had been known, experts say, and open a new window on our origins. The fossils also show that early Homo sapiens had faces much like our own, although their brains differed in fundamental ways. […]

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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Why Creationism is Bad for Children

Speaking of Bill Nye, here’s another excellent video from Big Think wherein Bill Nye the Science Guy explains why Creationism is not appropriate for children.

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‘A Perfect and Beautiful Machine’: What Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence

Daniel C. Dennett writing at The Atlantic: Charles Darwin and Alan Turing, in their different ways, both homed in on the same idea: the existence of competence without comprehension. As a career software engineer, and a longtime fan of the sciences, I find this essay fascinating. Of course, Turing was right. Speaking only for myself, […]

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