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At Creation-Evolution Headlines: Darwin jokes

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It’s still Saturday night here, okay? This stuff reads like a comedy routine:

Scientists use genomics to discover an ancient dog species that may teach us about human vocalization (National Institutes of Health). Here’s the tidbit of empirical observation: “the New Guinea singing dog, thought to be extinct for 50 years, still thrives.” OK, that’s interesting. But here’s the conclusion:

“The researchers also aim to study New Guinea singing dogs in greater detail to learn more about the genomics underlying vocalization (a field that, to date, heavily relies on birdsong data). Since humans are biologically closer to dogs than birds, researchers hope to study New Guinea singing dogs to gain a more accurate insight into how vocalization and its deficits occur, and the genomic underpinnings that could lead to future treatments for human patients.”

Actually, we got it from cats. Or whales. Maybe it was grizzly bear, because people growl, too. And we got our silence from the naked mole rat.

Darwin Groaners” at Creation-Evolution Headlines

But it is genuine Darwinism. Lots more at CEH.

4 Replies to “At Creation-Evolution Headlines: Darwin jokes

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    polistra says:

    It would be more interesting to study how academic culture evolved by random choices, selected by grantors, to favor nonsensical explanations for the “purpose” of a study. “This study should help us understand how _____.” Fill in the blank with something or other.

    Everyone knows that the real FITNESS standard for all studies is “This study should help us beat those fools over at Purdue for the next NIH grant.” It’s just varsity football with labcoats instead of helmets.

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    jawa says:

    Did these boys learn from the singing dogs?

    https://youtu.be/QrrdWYh9Hwc

    🙂

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    AaronS1978 says:

    “The researchers also aim to study New Guinea singing dogs in greater detail to learn more about the genomics underlying vocalization (a field that, to date, heavily relies on birdsong data). Since humans are biologically closer to dogs than birds, researchers hope to study New Guinea singing dogs to gain a more accurate insight into how vocalization and its deficits occur, and the genomic underpinnings that could lead to future treatments for human patients.”

    Especially the last part because no matter what type of science they do they always end it with future treatments for human patients or for people no matter how worthless the science is or how invasive it’s almost always there to cover up what they really want to do

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    Belfast says:

    “ Especially the last part because no matter what type of science they do they always end it with future treatments for human patients or for people no matter how worthless the science is or how invasive it’s almost always there to cover up what they really want to do.”
    True, Aaron, but they have no choice if funding is to continue. It is the most depressing thing to read at the end of some research report, that it may help with a current fad, and more research is needed.
    Maxwell, when young, wanted to know, “What’s the go of it?” Like millions of children. It was to satisfy his curiosity. But there is ZERO funding to satisfy curiosity, sad in a way, but true. Return On Investment underpins research.

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