The National Academies In the News: Your Inner Fish – A Scientific Adventure Have you ever wondered why people look the way they do? Why our hands and feet have five digits instead of six? Follow that adventure now on PBS Darwin's Insights Continue to Inspire the Academy's Work The ideas of Charles Darwin and the concept of evolution by natural selection continue to have a profound influence on modern biology – they permeate almost every area of scientific exploration. In 2009 the National Academy of Sciences joined many other organizations in the international scientific community to celebrate the 'Year of Science,' which commemorated Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his masterwork On the Origin of Species. In 2010, the National Academy of Sciences awarded its most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, to Dr.
Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.
FAQ 7 - Logical and Neurological Levels The terms are actually being used quite differently as compared to Bateson's (conventional) usage, and the claim that the models are based on Bateson's work is deliberately misleading. That is to say, if Dilts is claiming that his models are genuinely derived from Bateson's, this only makes sense if he is using the same meanings that Bateson had in mind when he uses the same terms as Bateson. Indeed, Dilts ties himself down even more firmly in his book Sleight of Mouth when he extends his claim thus: "I adapted the ideas of Russell and Bateson to formulate the notion of 'Logical Levels' and 'Neuro-Logical Levels' in human behaviour and change. (page 246) Dilts cannot have it both ways. In simple terms the rather ambiguously named "peripheral nervous system" is actually our entire nervous system apart from the central nervous system (which consists of the brain, the brain stem and the spinal cord).
Human Evolution: The fossil evidence in 3D Welcome to the UCSB online 3D gallery of modern primate relatives and fossil ancestors of humans. This gallery contains five modern primate crania, and five fossil crania. The crania can be rotated 360 degrees. Each cranium is accompanied by a short description of its relevance to human evolution, and a site map. You will need the Shockwave plugin from Macromedia to view this gallery (most browsers have this installed already). Click here to enter the gallery. Click here for information on the much largerCD-ROM version. Trouble viewing the gallery? The gallery was developed by Phillip Walker and Ed Hagen, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara. This site also hosts the Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
Tree of Life The Panda's Thumb Mantık hataları: top 10 « no dry light This post is not in English, it’s in Turkish, but you can nonetheless join the discussion by voting and commenting. The question is: <a href=" Our Poll</a> Şakadanak önünüze koyageldiğim bu anketten ve başlık kısmından da anlayacağınız üzere bu yazımızın konusu, mantık hataları (nam-ı diğer fallacies). Daha net olmak gerekirse zatalimin en ilgi çekici bulduğu 10 mantık hatasının 10’dan geriye doğru sayımı. Nedir mantık hataları, tam olarak ne işe yararlar ve neden böyle bir yazı yazma ihtiyacı hissettim, heyecan verici geri sayıma geçmeden önce hızlıca değinelim. Tartışmak, fikir teatisinde bulunmak zor iş. Mantık hatalarının ne olduğunu bilmenin en önemli işlevi de bu sanırım. Evet bu da ayrı bir dert, yukarıdaki ilk (Türkçe) paragraftaki ‘fallacies’ başlığı wikipedia’daki ilgili sayfaya yönlenirken ‘mantık hataları’ bkz’ı neden boş diye düşünüyor olabilirsiniz. 10. 9. Örnek: “Ya sev ya terket!” 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. Örnek:
Can Computers Think? The Best of Creative Computing Volume 2 (published 1977) Can Computers Think? (Intelligent machines and today's digital computer) by David H. Ahl Can Computers Think? [image] by David H. Chimps vs. Humans: How Are We Different? "Give orange me give eat orange me eat orange give me eat orange give me you." That's the longest string of words that Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee who scientists raised as a human and taught sign language in the 1970s, ever signed. He was the subject of Project Nim, an experiment conducted by cognitive scientists at Columbia University to investigate whether chimps can learn language. After years of exposing Nim to all things human, the researchers concluded that although he did learn to express demands — the desire for an orange, for instance — and knew 125 words, he couldn't fully grasp language, at least as they defined it. Language requires not just vocabulary but also syntax, they argued. "Give orange me," for example, means something different than "give me orange." Many cognitive scientists believe that humans' ability to innovate by varying syntax engenders much of the richness and complexity of our thoughts and ideas. Stance Strength Conversation Why does he think that? Genes
Edwards v. Aguillard [This is the text of the 1987 United States Supreme Court decision striking down a Louisiana law that required if evolution is taught in public schools then creationism must also be taught. This 7-2 decision ended any prospect of public schools in the United States being legally forced to teach explicate creationism. One consequence of this case was that some antievolutionists choose to use the term "intelligent design" instead of "creationism."] The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals, which in turn had affirmed the District Court's decision finding the Louisiana act unconstitutional. The decision had Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, Powell, Stevens, O'Connor, and White on the majority, with Scalia and Rehnquist dissenting. Held Opinion Majority Opinion by Brennan I, II, III (A)(B), IV, V Concurring Opinion by Powell I (A), (B), II, III Concurring Opinion by White Dissenting Opinion by Scalia I, II, (A) (B), III EDWARDS, GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA, ET AL. v. No. 85-1513 1.