“… giant viruses descended from complex cells that became simpler.”
The benefit of a tall stock with single ears of abundant kernels is evident forhumans (and incidentally agricultural pests), not to teosinte.
“If it turns out that chaotic inflation is correct, then much of what we observe in nature will be due to the accident of our particular location … “
And why did she think “Knocking at Heaven’s Door” was an okay title for her book? Haven’t people had enough of this cue-schlock-music meaningfulness?
“Why should those scientists justify their proposals by referring to onions, which have neither brains nor placentas?”
Hey, wait a minute, how did we get from a dating puzzle to proof of a rather unlikely feat?
The students who are allowed to indulge in censorship today will be social leaders tomorrow who do not see the point of protecting people, places, or ideas they don’t like.
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“So it’s not a particular gene, but entirely different genes that seem to be responsible for high performance at different sites,”
Reporter Parry, it must be charitably said, cannot imagine a world in which neuroscience is not dominated by celebrity poseurs, social engineers, and hucksters.
The problem with Ridley’s columns such as this weekend’s is that he is under the illusion that he’s giving us science when (as in this case) it’s common or garden psychology dressed up in evolutionist terms.
Curiously, Christopher Hitchens’ brother Peter used to be an atheist too.
A handy bookmark for people dealing with media-driven neuroscience nonsense. Few analysts have enough background (or time) to debunk every individual suspect claim.
However quantum physical theory, much more in concert with Oriental approaches to medical practice.
If people don’t like the show, it goes off the air If someone throws a brick through the screen …