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 new study proposes a mathematical model for reversing drug resistance in bacteria.
The latest Pew poll finds that more conservatives than ever reject evolution.
In The Vision Revolution, I wade into some of the fascinating research being done on the story behind human vision.
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.
Two new experiments observe the origin of multicellularity in fungi.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.