The Incompatibility Hypothesis: Evolution vs Supernatural Causation

The Incompatibility Hypothesis: Evolution vs. Supernatural Causation, by Paz-y-Miño-C & Espinosa “Like the oil vs. water experiment, evolution and supernatural causation don’t mix. Evolution raises to the surface…” Supernatural causation (i.e. the belief in a Supreme Being, creator and sustainer of the universe, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient) is a cultural pollutant, incompatible with empirical reality. “Belief” disrupts, distorts, delays and/or […]

Secular VIP of the Week: Guillermo Paz-y-Mino-C

Secular VIP of the Week: Interview posted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science on April 01, 2014 08:36PM GMT Guillermo Paz-y-Mino-C is an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology at UMass Dartmouth, the author of Evolution Stands Faith Up: Reflections on Evolution’s Wars (Science, Evolution and Creationism), and a leading public speaker in the […]

Bill Nye defeats Ken Ham at Creation Museum

Bill Nye defeats Ken Ham at Creation Museum Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2014 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] “…It [takes] only a reasonable citizen, literate in science and evolution, with the courage to walk into the darkness of the Creation Museum, to […]

Evolution Meeting in Lisbon Raises Concern

Evolution Meeting in Lisbon Raises Concern Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2013 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] “…Lisbon taught us a lesson: its beauty and history, museums and palaces, cathedrals and monuments all honored the value of discovery, the irrefutable foundation of true […]

Galapagos Evolution Conference Adds to Understanding Part II

Galapagos Conference Adds to Understanding – Part II Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2013 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] “…University San Francisco of Quito and its Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences excelled at managing the III World Evolution Summit with unique […]

Unforgettable Galapagos, a Summit, and Why Evolution Matters

Unforgettable Galapagos, a Summit, and Why Evolution Matters By Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C. Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Evolution Literacy © 2013      There is no place on Earth like the Galapagos Islands and no better destination to discuss the reality of evolution. Charles Darwin visited this volcanic archipelago in 1835; the rest is 180 years of […]

Darwin Day Awaits Designation by US Congress

Darwin Day Awaits Designation by US Congress Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2013 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “…Darwin Day… signifies the celebration of the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge. The igniting moments in human history when light was brought into our own origins, when understanding that ordinary […]

Americans Want Candidates to Debate Science

Americans Want Candidates to Debate Science Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “…Statistics –reliable tools in the scientific method— strongly suggest that Americans want a presidential and congressional debate on science, innovation, health, and the environment, and that such dialog should exclude the personal opinions and beliefs of […]