Apparently, the platypus ended up inheriting the lot.
ust the title. Punk Eek was supposed to be the final smack in the face to Darwin doubters. As if the science pr site’s purpose is not just to defend Darwinism.Could we someday have a discussion of the various ways evolution happens?
If so, is this really “evolution” or is there a library of possibilities that the dinos could reach into?
But the new savanna theory doesn’t explain much of anything because the question is not why it might be beneficial to be smarter but how exactly it happens.
At Eurekalert: “It shocked us to learn that the trackways represent bipedal animals 3-4 meters long,” said team leader Professor Kyung Soo Kim, Chinju National University of Education.
One life form has even developed an immaterial mind. If a theory of evolution can provide no account of this, it is not going to be particularly useful at predicting the future. On the other hand, its premises might make good science fiction.
Will we all meet up at the Big Bang? Don’t rule it out.
Suzan Mazur notes that the Khan Academy has tended to promote natural selection as “evolution” generally.
Anderson: To my surprise, Dawkins responded rather glibly that we have a pretty good idea how life started. Yes, there are some challenges, he acknowledged, but…
Hey, if we are going to knock design out of nature, we can’t go and lay the entire burden of higher end thinking on the lizard. Either nobody is thinking or somebody is, and that somebody had better be able to.
What he is saying is precisely Behe’s point in Darwin Devolves. Cell evolution is mostly about destroying complex equipment that hinders immediate survival. (The question of how the equipment came to be so complex beforehand is separate from the question of what life forms actually do when they evolve.)
So cellular evolution is not the assured result of settled science, as we’ve all been told. Well, it certainly did sound more like a catfight over there. With a similar respect for facts.
Villarreal and Mazur introduce a term that will be new to many— and relevant to viruses like COVID-19: quasispecies
Standard evolutionary theory (usually known as Darwinism) makes it easier for an incurious teacher to stumble from one school year to the next. No wonder educrats hate people like Paul Nelson for messing with it, right or wrong.
Researchers: Our calculations reveal an enigmatic in-built self-preserving organization of the genetic code that averts disruptive changes at the physicochemical properties level.