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2019 Geological Society of America National Convention.

On Wednesday, September 23, 2019 I was part of the team presenting a new discovery made this year here in Arizona that slightly revises dates of some of the layers part way up the Mogollon Rim east of Payson, AZ.  The initial discovery was made by Tom Olson (center) and I was invited to particip…

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This Is Why I Volunteer Teaching Human Origins

Image: http://humanorigins.si.edu/

I've been saying for years that many people don't understand Human Origins well because they've never been exposed to it, even those who have taken biology and other science courses in public schools. From a recent article in Atlantic Magazine:

"Here’s w…

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The Sex Lives Of Neandertals

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM SAPIENS.ORG

 

 

Neanderthal Bones: Signs of Their Sex Lives

By Anna Goldfield

In a cave tucked into the limestone hills of the Asturias region of Spain, there lie the remains of a group of 13 Neanderthals that date to between 50,600 and 47,300 years a…

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Protein Sequencing, Not DNA, Could Be The Best Way To Reconstruct Evolution

Images: ThermoFisher Scientific

"An evolution revolution has begun after scientists extracted genetic information from a 1.77 million-year-old rhino tooth -- the largest genetic data set this old to ever be confidently recorded."

DNA analysis is no longer alone in helping us understand gen…

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Religious Fanatics On This Day In History

Not current news, but still appropriate on this date.  From the article:
 

“God allows bad things to happen” like the September 11 attacks and the San Bernardino shootings “to show us that we need him, you know, we’re desperate without him.”

If America does not return to God, she sai…

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Discussing Human Origins And The Australopithecus Skull Discovery

Mark Torrender of the Talk Beliefs and Evolution Soup Channels and I talk about the recently announced discovery of a nearly complete Australopithecus anamensis skull in Ethiopia and other topics.

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day September 21

I will be talking human origins at the Arizona Museum of Natural History from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 21 for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.

AzMNH is participating in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.


PREREGISTRATION FOR FREE ENTRY IS REQUIRED AT THE SMITHSONIAN MAGAZ…

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New Weekly Show On Leaving Young Earth Creationism 1st Episode!

Last night was the first episode of my new weekly show and I give credit to my guest, Luke Douglas, for making it go so well!  Luke is the Executive Director of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix and I've met him in person a couple of times over the past few months, once when he came to th…

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Are Upright Trees In Volcanic Ash Evidence For Noah's Flood?

According to Mr. Kent Hovind they are. In his recent video at 31:57 he talks about a 300 million year old forest preserved by volcanic ash with trees standing up. He says "the evidence is yelling at 'em and they can't see it." He refers to different layers, then talks about "polystrate trees" an…

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New Fossil Helps Us Understand Transition between Ardi And Lucy

An amazing new skull with an interesting story helps us better understand the transition between Ardipithecus and Australopithecus around 4 million years ago. I'm seeing headlines like "New Fossil Shakes Up Family Tree," but this isn't a new species, just more data that can help us learn about a…

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Creationists Rally Against "Lucy Week" That Doesn't Exist

I received the above email from Dan Biddle, President of Genesis Apologetics, last week. I got on their mailing list somehow a couple of years ago. He mentioned this week is "Lucy Week" in public schools across the nation and provides links for concerned creationist parents so they have a soluti…

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Arizona Friends - Join Me For A Great Evening In Tempe November 9!

HSGP PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH MATT DILLAHUNTY AND SETH ANDREWS

Tickets starting at only $25.00!

From the event page:

"Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty team up for a one-night event hosted by the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix. 

Join us for a fun evening of conversation and plen…

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Busy Volunteer And Research Schedule Coming Up!

These events and outings are all in addition to my normal weekly volunteering at the Arizona Museum of Natural History on Wednesdays.  Update 8/21: I just found out our Tuesday Human Origins Volunteer's new ASU schedule won't allow him to volunteer this semester so I'll be covering most Tuesdays …

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Excellent SAPIENS.org Podcast On Denisovans

Republished with permission

Where Have All the Denisovans Gone?

 

New York Times writer Carl Zimmer and SAPIENS columnist Anna Goldfield help explain humanity’s ever-expanding family tree and why Homo sapiens outlasted our ancient relatives.

 

The…

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Is Human Caused Climate Change Real?

I wanted to take a minute and mention climate change, as it is an issue that may affect us dramatically in the near future. I was a huge skeptic of human caused climate change until just a couple years ago when I decided to look much more closely at it. How could just one species alter the clima…

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Have You Ever Wondered What Percent Neandertal You Are?

A couple of years ago my daughter got me the National Geographic DNA Test Kit: Geno 2.0 for my birthday after she heard me talking about it a few weeks before. It was a great gift and I think I got a lot of useful information, at least for the genetic information I'm interested in which is what…

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Purchased SSL Certificate

A few people have written and mentioned it said "Not secure" to the left of the URL address in their internet browser when visiting this website. I went ahead and purchased an SSL Certificate so no need to worry about any communication or transactions here on my site at all.

"SSL stands for Secur…

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New Weekly Show On Leaving Young Earth Creationism Coming Monday Nights!

 

UPDATE: YouTube polls show people overwhelmingly want the show at 9 pm EST so that's when it will be. 

Beginning Monday, September 2, I'll be hosting approximately an hour long live show on my Main YouTube channel at 10 pm EST where we discuss current issues in science and/or creationism wit…

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Young Earth Creationist Hoaxes Are An Everyday Thing

 

These posts above are from the facebook group Kent Hovind: the Man, the Ministry, and the Message. A YEC is called out on his use of a photoshopped image of a moth. I see things like this all the time. It is due to lack of research and a general disregard for the truth. When confronted wit…

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What Did Neandertals Eat?

It wasn't all mammoth legs or bronto burgers, that's for sure.  New studies into the diet of our ancient cousins suggest a varied diet depending on where they lived, just like we have seen with our species. In many regions and at different times, meat would have been plentiful like in Ice Age Eu…

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