Category: Convergent evolution
|November 12, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
From New Scientist: Sometimes evolution just doesn’t have a choice. Reptiles have evolved to resist toad poisons four separate times, and each time they have made precisely the same biochemical changes to do it. What’s more, an even wider range of animals show similar adaptations in response to these toxins, giving us by far the […]
|September 9, 2015||Posted by News under Christian Darwinism, Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
And why does he think he can break the mold of Christian notables puffing Darwin? The exploded but still tax-funded theories* of naturalist atheists? Dunno but get this: One of the biggest problems for neo-Darwinists is the origin of complex structures that appear suddenly in nature or the fossil record. My friend Dr. Stephen Meyer […]
|August 16, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design, language, News|
No sooner did we hear that apes are close to speaking (no, they aren’t, and the claim is just another example of how, in our time, impossible ape achievement stories have replace impossible miracle claims)—than we are informed by National Geographic: Bonobo “Baby Talk” Reveals Roots of Human Language As we watch the bonobos, I […]
|August 13, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
From National Geographic: The golden jackal, which lives in East Africa and Eurasia, is actually two distantly related species—and one of them is a new species of wolf, a new study says. (Also see “Wolves Identified by Unique Howls, May Help Rare Species.”) Dubbed the African golden wolf, it’s the first new species of canid—a […]
|July 27, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design|
Here. A century or so ago, British anatomist St. George Mivart noted that Darwin’s theory of evolution “does not harmonize with closely similar structures of diverse origin” (convergent evolution). There is more evidence for Mivart’s doubts now than ever. According to current Darwinian evolutionary theory, each gain in information is the result of a great […]
|July 5, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Extraterrestrial life, News|
Especially call Simon Conway Morris (right). Collect, Cambridge. From ScienceDaily: Extra-terrestrials that resemble humans should have evolved on other, Earth-like planets, making it increasingly paradoxical that we still appear to be alone in the universe, the author of a new study on convergent evolution has claimed. The argument is one of several that emerge from […]
|July 1, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Culture, Darwinism, Epigenetics, Evolution, horizontal gene transfer, Intelligent Design|
O’Leary for News’s new series here at Evolution News & Views: A while back, I started a series here called “Science Fictions” that I began by asking a simple question: Why is the space alien understood as science but Bigfoot as mythology? The reason I asked is that, still lacking specimens of either entity, decade […]
|May 14, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
Here. Researchers at the RIKEN Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory and the University of Tokyo in Japan have determined that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and diapsids — the taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds. Published in Nature Communications, the work shows that the mammalian eardrum depends on lower jaw formation, while that of diapsids […]
|April 30, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
From ScienceDaily: Moving one’s body rapidly through water is a key to existence for many species. The Persian carpet flatworm, the cuttlefish and the black ghost knifefish look nothing like each other — their last common ancestor lived 550 million years ago, before the Cambrian period — a new study uses computer simulations, a robotic […]
|February 23, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Conway Morris: Many outcomes, not least brains and intelligence, are virtually guaranteed on any Earth-like planet.
|February 12, 2015||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
The ten varieties discovered so far are not from the same family, and are not related to Shewanella or Geobacter, which also feature “interesting electrical properties.”
|December 17, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Genomics, Intelligent Design|
Researcher: surprised to see chordate-like Hox cluster organization in starfish, which have a radial body plan
|December 15, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
If ape rights claims are made on the basis of intelligence, should smart crows not also have human rights?
|November 27, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Genomics, Intelligent Design, News|
According to the recent genome map of Strigamia maritima
|October 24, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
Researcher: cloud forest ferns arrived at the same ‘solution’ in response to the same environmental pressures.
|October 23, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Bencze: This convergent evolution is so astonishingly unlikely that we would never expect it to occur via the evolutionary mechanism of random mutation and natural selection.
|September 21, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, News|
All Desai’s yeasts arrived at the same evolutionary place regardless of path.
|September 11, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
Mammals originated approx 208 mya, but earlier estimates suggested 174 to 164 mya. Similarities to moderns said to be due to convergent evolution.
|September 6, 2014||Posted by News under Convergent evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Now that IS a new strategy for getting pollen carried around. Addict the insects.