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Laurence A. “Larry” Moran
Worked at University of Toronto
Attended Carleton University (Ottawa)
Lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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A DNA quiz
Jarry Coyne discovered a Quiz on DNA . He calls is a so-so quiz on DNA . He says that one question is really, really, dumb. I disagree, I think there are several dumb questions. I tried it and got a score of 19/19 in just under four minutes. This is mislead...
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The most intellectual creationists explain why there are still Darwinists when Darwinism has been falsified
You are probably wondering why "Darwinism" persists after the creationists have thoroughly demonstrated that it is a failed theory. Lucky for you, the most intelligent and intellectual of all Intelligent Design Creationists, David Berlinski and Michael Dent...
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I'd love to see how it is that all of biology dumb-lucked itself into existence via random mutation. (or any of biology for that matter.)  Not only is darwinism failed, but naturalism as a whole is failed.
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"The Selfish Gene" turns 40
Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene 40 years ago and Matt Ridley notes the anniversary in a Nature article published today (Jan. 28, 2016): In retrospect: The selfish gene . I don't remember when I first read it—probably the following year when the p...
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Where did the glucose come from?
Currently there are two distinct views on the origin of life. The majority of scientists think that life arose in a prebiotic soup of complex organic molecules. Most of them think this "warm little pond" was the ocean (!) and most of them have bought into t...
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James McGrath disproves atheism
James McGrath is a professor of religion at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is one of those " sophisticated theologians " who dismiss modern atheists because we haven't spent years studying theology and because we haven't experienced the...
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Conformation bias
Conformation bias is one of the major logical fallacies. When philosopher Chris DiCarlo and I were teaching a course on critical thinking we used to spend quite a bit of time on it because it's a very common trap. We are all guilty, from time to time, of fo...
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What is "structuralism"?
The Intelligent Design Creationists are promoting Michael Denton's new book Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis . The new buzzword is "structuralism" and it's guaranteed to impress the creationist crowd because nobody understands what it means but it sounds...
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Berlinski and Denton challenge Darwinism
It's fun to listen to the "ID the Future" podcasts. It shows us the very best of Intelligent Design Creationists. This time we get a twofer— David Berlinski and Michael Denton posing their most challenging questions to Darwinists. Here's how David Klinghoff...
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Is there a conflict between science and relligon?
Some of you may not be able to come to our little "dialogue" tomorrow night. Don't worry, you can watch it on YouTube: Is There a Conflict Between Science and Religion? .
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Are the humanities a different way of knowing?
The answer is "no" according to Jerry Coyne and I agree with him [ “Other ways of knowing”: Out of Africa ]. What about music, art, and literature? I agree with him on that as well. Read Faith vs Fact .
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Richard Dawkins makes a mistake when describing why gene trees are evidence of evolution
Back in 2010, Richard Dawkins was answering questions on Reddit and one of the questions was "Out of all the evidence used to support the theory of evolution, what would you say is the strongest, most irrefutable single piece of evidence in support of the t...
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An undergraduate biochemistry lecture converts an atheist to Christianity
I'm reading Creation or Evolution: Do we have to choose? by Denis Alexander in preparation for our discussion next Friday at Wycliffe College on the University of Toronto downtown campus [ Discussing the conflict between science and religion with Denis Alex...
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I'm a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto interested in biochemistry, molecular evolution, and science education. I'm one of the authors of "Principles of Biochemistry" (5th edition)—one of the leading introductory college biochemistry textbooks.
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  • Carleton University (Ottawa)
    Biology, 1964 - 1968
  • Princeton University
    Biochemistry, 1968 - 1974
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