Inconveniently, there were only two parachutes.
Just in at PhysOrg.com. Non-dividing brain cells quickly undergo epigenetic changes. “It was mind-boggling to see that so many methylation sites — thousands of sites — had changed in status as a result of brain activity,” Song says. “We used to think that the brain’s epigenetic DNA methylation landscape was as stable as mountains and […]
One can smell the corruption when the only way to talk about what really happens is “flaws.
From Rachel Kaufman, National Geographic News (September 29, 2011): The planet Mercury is dotted with holes that appear to be unlike any other landform yet seen in the solar system, new pictures show. And just think, that little fryball is the last place you’d expect the unexpected, too …
That’s part of the reason that the Times’ circulation has been tanking for years.
As readers of UD know, Elizabeth Liddle is convinced that in any population there are neutral versions of the genome that have every needed variation an organism must have. Change the environment, and, lo and behold, the organism changes. But what has happened here? Let’s quote the article: H5N1 evolved in poultry in east Asia […]
Here’s an article from New Scientist that will be open for the next seven days to registered viewers. It’s about the “metamorphosis” of species from larval to adult stages, and brings in the views of Donald Williamson. Here’s a link to his 2006 paper, and the entire abstract (it’s worth it!): Examples of animal development […]
Beware of people who preach that common sense is a bad thing. Usually, they are promoting NON sense in its place.
Here. A riposte to that Doonesbury cartoon. Yeah, over a year ago. But now that Einstein is down in flames (?), we decided to stop thinking that it even matters. Follow UD News at Twitter!
The essay stimulating this blog emerged from the Darwin Bicentennial year, when surveys of “educated lay people” in Switzerland revealed that only 20% had any clarity of thinking about Darwin’s theory of evolution. About half explained it in a circular way, another 20% implied some form of Lamarckism and the remaining 10% talked about evolution […]
Listening to someone other than Jerry Coyne would be fun, even for Jerry Coyne.
Here, we still hold out hope that the faster-than-light neutrinos are an honest mistake. But the glory of real science is precisely that Einstein could be wrong.
Philosophers in office too easily confuse the Life of Virtue with what the law can enforce.
Darwinism need only be proclaimed to be believed and embraced by adoring popular culture. Making sense is irrevelant.
(Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN. Courtesy of Adam Nieman and Wikipedia.) Dr. Victor Stenger is a physicist who worked for 30 years with neutrinos until his retirement in 2000. He is also an outspoken New Atheist and a leading critic of Intelligent Design. In a recent Huffington Post article (No cause to dispute […]