Archive for November, 2012

Evolution, Theism and the Dissonance Which Lies Between

Evolution, Theism and the Dissonance Which Lies Between

For Christian literalists, evolution poses the intractable task of assimilating its contra-Genesis “doctrine” with parochial theology. But apart from its mutual exclusivity with inelegant interpretations of Bronze Age texts, is a contemporary understanding of evolution at odds with the popular conceptions of God?

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There Is No Single “Humanness” Gene

There Is No Single “Humanness” Gene

Over at his blog, Jerry Coyne silences the recent hype over yet another “humanness” gene, an idea recurringly propagated by the hinterlands of irresponsible journalism whenever a gene unique to humans is identified by the sequencing community.

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Viruses as Planetary Forces

Viruses as Planetary Forces

Carl Zimmer presents at the Singularity Summit, giving an excellent overview of the ubiquitous life forms that have shaped the evolution of life on earth.

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