Post Tagged with: "evolution"

The Single Scientist Fallacy and the Serengeti Strategy

The Single Scientist Fallacy and the Serengeti Strategy

Contrarians who pin their criticism on specific individuals rather than concepts and evidence miss the forest for the trees by presuming that discrediting the former will tear down the latter.

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A Mathematical Approach to Countering Resistant Bacteria

A Mathematical Approach to Countering Resistant Bacteria

A new study proposes a mathematical model for reversing drug resistance in bacteria.

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New Poll on Evolution Acceptance Finds Troubling Trend

New Poll on Evolution Acceptance Finds Troubling Trend

The latest Pew poll finds that more conservatives than ever reject evolution.

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REVIEW: The Vision Revolution

REVIEW: The Vision Revolution

In The Vision Revolution, I wade into some of the fascinating research being done on the story behind human vision.

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Coelacanth Hangout

Coelacanth Hangout

Last week science writer Carl Zimmer moderated a discussion on the newly sequenced coelacanth genome. This deepwater, lobe-finned fish was one of the most surprising discoveries of the 20th century and a key component of our evolutionary past.

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The Paths to Multicellularity Are Many

The Paths to Multicellularity Are Many

Two new experiments observe the origin of multicellularity in fungi.

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Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Life on earth is symbiotic. We are deeply interconnected with and inseparable from the rest of the biosphere. New mathematical analysis upholds the well-supported model of universal common ancestry.

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REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

I get to know viruses with Carl Zimmer’s A Planet of Viruses. This unimaginably tiny underworld is responsible for most of the world’s genetic diversity and continues to play a pivotal role in the evolution of life and the planet as a whole.

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A Congressman Proposes National Darwin Day

A Congressman Proposes National Darwin Day

An official resolution to commemorate the birth date of Charles Darwin has been proffered by Democratic Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) in concert with the American Humanists Association.

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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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Lenski’s E. Coli Grow “New Legs”

Lenski’s E. Coli Grow “New Legs”

Lenski’s high-profile E. coli research represents an iconic case of experimental evolution. In Discover Magazine, Carl Zimmer chronicles this decades-long study of E. coli, in which hundreds of thousands of generations have produced hundreds of different mutations.

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