Evolution Genomics News

From bellow to moo is now testable?

From ScienceDaily: Ancient wild ox genome reveals complex cow ancestry The ancestry of domesticated cattle proves more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published in the open access journal Genome Biology. … The team of researchers discovered clear evidence of breeding between wild British aurochs and early domesticated cattle. David MacHugh, senior author on Read More…

News Peer review

Should Frontiers journals be added to questionable publishers list?

From Nature: Beall told Nature that he stands by his decision and that he has received dozens of e-mails from the scientific community outlining bad practices at Frontiers. Beall names some controversies that he says helped raise concerns about the Frontiers journals. These include a Frontiers in Psychology paper suggesting that conspiracy theorists do not Read More…

Culture Darwinism Evolutionary psychology News

Science changes its mind often? So do flighty shoppers!

The last time we heard from evolutionary psychologist David Barash, he was fronting an anti-ID theory. You’d think he’d have enough trouble at home. In a world where social sciences are racing to the bottom, evolutionary psychology is leading the race. Look, there is a world of science out there, and if these guys would rather spin Read More…

Back to Basics of ID Darwinist rhetorical tactics Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization FYI-FTR Intelligent Design

FYI-FTR (& BTB, 1a): A headlined response to LM: “you guys steadfastly refuse to offer any evidence at all for intelligent design or for the existence of an intelligent designer”

It has now been over a day since I responded to the above, and though LM has further commented in the thread, he has studiously refused to respond to the corrective. It is therefore appropriate to speak here for record, and in so doing it is necessary to point out the implications of LM’s speaking Read More…

Evolution News

We mistook hybridization for evolution?

At least, translated from Newspeak, that’s what this science PR seems to be saying: From ScienceDaily: Advances in genetic studies of birds are changing ornithology research Because high-throughput sequencing data looks at many genes instead of just a few, it makes it easier to identify very subtle genetic differences between populations, such as the genetics Read More…

Culture Darwinism News

New Scientist: Natural selection programmed us not to believe Darwin.

Nothing to do with the state of the evidence. Still, Ridley’s new evolution book maddens the reviewer: From a New Scientist review of science writer Matt Ridley’s new book, The Evolution of Everything: How a creationist instinct stops us seeing evolution everywhere FOR most of history, humans were instinctive creationists. Faced with the intricate perfection Read More…