- Junk DNA: Function And Non-function
It is commonly suggested by anti-evolutionists that recent discoveries of function in non-coding DNA support intelligent design and refute "Darwinism". This misrepresents both the history and the science of this issue. I would like to provide som ...
Article - T. Ryan Gregory - Jan 26 2008 - 11:04am
- Genome Size, Code Bloat, And Proof-by-analogy
I recently did an interview with New Scientist for what, I am happy to say, was one of the most reasonable popular reviews of "junk DNA" that has appeared in recent times (Pearson 2007). My small section appeared in a box entitled "Survival ...
Article - T. Ryan Gregory - Feb 5 2008 - 8:46am
- Defying Darwin? Why Are Scotland's Fittest Sheep Declining?
Researchers have discovered the secret of why larger and seemingly healthier dark sheep on a remote Scottish Island are mysteriously declining, seemingly contradicting Darwin’s evolutionary theory- and it shows just how complex natural selection is. Dr. Ja ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2008 - 2:43pm
- Genome Study Shows Cats Also Originated In The 'Cradle Of Civilization'
The Fertile Crescent of the Middle East has long been identified as a “cradle of civilization” for humans. In a new genetic study, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have concluded that all ancestral roads for the modern day domestic cat a ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 29 2008 - 10:59am
- Darwin Day Book Review: Your Inner Fish, By Neil Shubin
“What does the body of a professor share with a blob?” Neil Shubin answers this and other questions about the evolutionary history of our anatomy in Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into The 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (Pantheon, 2008). As an und ...
Article - Michael White - Feb 20 2009 - 3:13pm
- Residents Of (Insert The State You Like To Make Fun Of Here) Get The Last Laugh- Cousins Reproduce Better
If you live in Pennsylvania, it's West Virginia. If you live in California, it's every 'red state' in the Union. No matter where you live, some nearby state is the butt of inbreeding jokes. Well, those places you make fun of for having ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2008 - 10:40pm
- Sornas E Viagens Espaciais
(Publicado no jornal O Primeiro de Janeiro a 01/11/2007) Apesar de muito desejada, a hibernação não passa de um desejo inatingível pelos humanos. Já demos por nós, várias vezes e em alturas de maior cansaço, a cobiçar dormir por vários dias. Desligar e ap ...
Article - Luis Azevedo Rodr... - Feb 12 2008 - 12:52am
- Lâminas, Insectos E F1
(Publicado no jornal O Primeiro de Janeiro a 24/01/2008) A formação paleontológica desperta frequentemente as questões que abordo. Não foi o caso desta vez. Estava eu em frente ao espelho, a preparar-me para a árdua e sisífica tarefa que pesa na vida de q ...
Article - Luis Azevedo Rodr... - Feb 12 2008 - 12:51am
- An Evolution Reading List
As a book junkie, I love to get and give book recommendations. Here is my Darwin Day recommended books list: What Evolution Is, Ernst Mayr- My favorite brief, single-volume primer on evolution for non-specialists. ...
Article - Michael White - Feb 12 2008 - 12:39am
- MASHing Junk DNA
The Korean War lasted from June 1950 to July 1953. It served as the basis of the 1968 book MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (pen name of former army surgeon H. Richard Hornberger), describing the experiences of surgeons at a Mobile ...
Article - T. Ryan Gregory - Feb 20 2008 - 8:41am