Tag Archive: Darwin

What if Darwin was not still dead?

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What Would Darwin Think About Modern Darwinism? Excerpt: “Imagine if Darwin could be transported to the present and learn what has become of his theory. What would excite him the most? Would anything disturb or disappoint him? TVOL has polled…
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Biologists puzzled by evolved RNAs and decaying DNA

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Horizontal Transfer of Entire Genomes via Mitochondrial Fusion in the Angiosperm Amborella (December, 2013) Excerpt) “The ancestral angiosperm-wide genome duplication apparent in the Amborella genome not only serves as a genetic marker for the origin of extant angiosperms, but it…
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Physics is dead without a link to chemistry and molecular biology

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Stephen Hawking tells Google ‘philosophy is dead’ Physicist Stephen Hawking has told Google’s Zeitgeist conference that philosophers have not kept up with science and their art is dead Excerpt: In a 40-minute speech, Prof Hawking said that the new “M…
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From deep time into real time: What evolutionary processes?

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Rapid evolution of a native species following invasion by a congener Abstract excerpt: “…the lizard Anolis carolinensis moved to higher perches following invasion by Anolis sagrei and, in response, adaptively evolved larger toepads after only 20 generations.” My comment: This…
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Physics denied; pseudoscientific nonsense accepted

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  The events depicted are now portrayed in the context of Genome Dynamics Events, which are biophysically-constrained RNA-mediated events. RNA-mediated events lead to amino acid substitutions that differentiate the cell types of species. For example: “…the so-called alpha chains of…
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Is learning about ecology too much to ask?

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Is It Too Much To Ask That Reporters Understand Evolution?   Excerpt 1): “Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial…
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The importance of science fiction to scientific fact

Concerned about the Eaton SF/F archive at UCR Complaint: “They have driven out long-serving and cherished members of its staff, have proposed policies that would result in the gutting of the Collection as a world-class archive…” My comment: “The concept…
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What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species

GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August 5, 2014 Excerpt: “Scientists have dubbed such regions of the genome “islands of speciation.” The…
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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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