Hybridization seems to a limited but durable method of producing a new species under favorable conditions.
No scientific reason is cited for the change in the nature of the institution.
None was possible.
By the way, anyone notice what happened to the God of the gaps? Readers will remember all those gaps that were supposed to be filled in by explanations that do not include design?
About “crazy as a shrink,” what else did you need to know?
Mid-twentieth century critics were offered a Freudian diagnosis for their motives. That made the Freudians’ arguments unanswerable.
In “Nile crocodile is two species” (Nature, September 14, 2011), Ed Yong reports, he iconic Nile crocodile actually comprises two different species — and they are only distantly related. The large east African Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is in fact more closely related to four species of Caribbean crocodile than to its small west African Read More…
There must be some reason the cell doesn’t just get rid of them like all the rest.
Which reminds us: If Dawkins talks the way he just did on TV and Paxman joins in, prompting a complaint to the BBC, how is he supposed to be a good influence on children? Why should anyone buy or recommend his children’s book?
A viewer files after the Dawkins “Newsnight” interview, promoting his children’s book, The Magic of Reality:
To judge from the Intro, the questions will likely be less than probing.
Could dark matter join the Higgs boson (the “God” particle) in last year’s theoretical particle zoo? Its existence is inferred in order to account for the strength of gravity; it wsn’t observed.
Sure. We only pretend to find troothing ridiculous.
And you’re not tired of hooting at Darwinism yet? Nor are we.
In fact, Darwinism is built on an infrastructure of faith, which is why its supporters like to ask unwary politicians (and laymen), “Do you BELIEVE IN evolution?” To which the appropriate answer is: “I didn’t realize that science depended on belief.”
If it’s living, it’s not a fossil, or anyway, we don’t know it as one. We know it as a living organism. How about “durable species”?