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Evolution – Part Three

Some years ago I published a series of articles about evolution in my local newspaper. It generated some interest and a spate of letters to the editor, and my publisher liked it. There was even a creationist who challenged me … Continue reading

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Evolution – Part Two

Some years ago I published a series of articles about evolution in my local newspaper. It generated some interest and a spate of letters to the editor, and my publisher liked it. There was even a creationist who challenged me … Continue reading

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How Did Life on Earth Begin

Today life has conquered every square inch of Earth, but when the planet formed it was a dead rock. How did life get started? We have probably been wondering for millennia how life started on Earth. At some point we … Continue reading

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A reply to Alice Roberts and Mark Maslin

The Waterside Ape BBC Radio 4 reply to Alice Roberts and Mark Maslin In my recent post, Aquatic Ape Attacked Again, I pointed to an article that purported to falsify what is commonly referred to as the Aquatic Ape Theory. … Continue reading

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Aquatic Ape – Attacked Again

David Attenborough’s latest BBC documentary indulges wishful thinking over evidence. Internet magazine, The Conversation, has published an article by authors Alice Roberts and Mark Maslin entitled “Sorry David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ — here’s why.” They begin … Continue reading

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Solstice – Reprise

In Ireland there is a stone structure called Newgrange which has been dated to more than 5,000 years before present. This megalith – literally, big stone thing – is built in a circle, like its famous English cousin, Stonehenge. Both … Continue reading

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