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Penny Higgins

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Dr. Pennilyn (Penny) Higgins is a Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester. Most of her research revolves around studying the chemistry of fossil mammal teeth to learn about the environments in which the animals lived and what they might have been eating while living there. She is particularly interested in episodes of rapid climate change in the geologic record. In addition to doing research and managing a geochemistry laboratory, Penny also teaches courses in introductory geology and paleontology at the University of Rochester. When she's not in the office or laboratory, Penny can be spotted writing fiction, practicing the western martial arts, or just screwing around on Twitter.

Can Science Support Creationism?

Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record
February 4, 2014
Can Science Support Creationism?

Creationism is the idea that some supernatural power is responsible for the diversity of life on Earth. This is in contradiction to the scientific theory of Evolution, which holds that the diversity of life on Earth today can be tracked back to a single common, unicellular, ancestor, and that the diversity is due to the accumulation of minute changes along lineages over billions of years.

Expelled

May 16, 2008
Expelled

I recently attended a showing of Ben Stein's new movie "Expelled."

On Creation Science

September 26, 2007

It is best to fully understand the point of view of those with whom you disagree before you engage them in discussion.

Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record: The Case of the ‘Fish-ibian’

September 13, 2006
Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record: The Case of the ‘Fish-ibian’

A common argument of creationism is that no transitional forms between major organismal groups.

Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record: Defining Terms

September 9, 2006
Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record: Defining Terms

A common argument of creationism is that no transitional forms between major organismal groups...

Why “Intelligent Design” (ID) is not science

March 1, 2006

Why "Intelligent Design" (ID) is not science, and why, therefore, it should not be taught in a science curriculum.

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