Atoms to ecosystems

Svante Paabo et al: the end of evolutionary theory

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Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems My “…atoms to ecosystems approach continues to be based on some speculation, but it is largely based on experimental evidence, which comes from others who also have speculated about biologically-based cause and effect…
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Cosmos: no facts; just theory

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Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’ By Travis Gettys Friday, March 21, 2014 14:10 EDT Excerpt: “Tyson recently said science reporting should not be balanced with nonscientific claims, so that seems unlikely he would…
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Evolutionist or adaptationist?

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Dobzhansky, T. (1973). Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution [link opens pdf]. The American Biology Teacher(March), 125–129. Dobzhansky begins, ‘‘There is, of course, nothing conscious or intentional in the action of natural selection.’’ Instead, Natural selection is at one…
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The balance of life: fighting for it

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Fighting Flu Researchers link host glucose metabolism with severity of influenza infection. By Abby Olena | December 15, 2013 Excerpt: Vast amounts of time and research dollars go into studying how the quickly mutating influenza virus works, anticipating which strains will be…
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Similarities spur a radical rewrite of human evolution

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Hominid Skull Spurs Radical Rewrite of Human Evolution By Gemma Tarlach October 17, 2013 1:00 pm Excerpt: “…variations between the skull and those of other early hominids found at the site are no more significant than differences among modern humans,…
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Variety is the spice of life….

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Variety is the spice of life… but diversity is controlled by natural selection and sexual selection for thermoregulation Article Excerpt: “As systems-level research, which integrates multiple types and levels of biological information, becomes more necessary to understand complex diseases, there…
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Physics or biology: ‘Quantum smell’ explains nothing

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28 January 2013 Last updated at 00:05 GMT By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News ‘Quantum smell’ idea gains ground‘ Excerpt: “The mechanism, he added, was “inelastic electron tunnelling”: in the presence of a specific “smelly” molecule, an electron…
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