|March 17, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Well, then it sure isn’t “evolution” as National Geographic understands it. This just in from Andreas Wagner at Aeon: How do random DNA changes lead to innovation? Darwin’s concept of natural selection, although crucial to understand evolution, doesn’t help much. The thing is, selection can only spread innovations that already exist. The botanist Hugo de […]
|March 17, 2015||Posted by johnnyb under Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design|
Recently, Larry Moran critiqued ID’s approach to evolutionary biology. Here I will explain how Larry Moran has misunderstood both ID and modern evolutionary theory.
|March 13, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Evolution, News|
That’s, like, weird. From Wired: As she gathered more and more data on different populations of the birds around the island, Langin had a revelation: The birds, members of one single species, had split into two varieties in different habitats. Island scrub jays living in oak forests have shorter bills, good for cracking acorns. Their […]
|March 11, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
From ScienceDaily: Concept of hibernation challenged: Bat species is first mammal found hibernating at constant warm temperatures (But then, as Thomas Nagel asks, What is it like to be a bat anyway?) The researchers monitored the activity of the bats during this period and found that they neither fed nor drank, even on warm nights […]
|March 10, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
Yes, if devolution is a big surprise. Here: The genus name, Aenigmatinea, (along with its common name) reflects the enigmatic nature of the moth’s morphology. The moth has an odd mixture of physical characters that made it difficult to place within an evolutionary framework: its wings and genitalia showed it to be primitive -– but how […]
|March 3, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Physics|
A friend wrote to ask because he came across a 2001 paper, Entropy and Self-Organization in Multi-Agent Systems by H. Van Dyke Parunak and Sven Brueckner Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2001), 124-130: Emergent self-organization in multi-agent systems appears to contradict the second law of thermodynamics. This paradox has been explained […]
|February 24, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
From More than Myth (Chartwell, 2014)
|February 22, 2015||Posted by Jonathan M under Evolution, Proteome|
A frequently made claim in the scientific literature is that protein domains can be readily recombined to form novel folds. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen Meyer addresses this subject in detail (see Chapter 11). Over the course of this article, I want to briefly expand on what was said there. Defining Our Terms Before going on, it […]
|February 21, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
Researcher: The version that best matched the real fossil history was one with a genuine size advantage.
|February 12, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
But we will probably see the finches in the schoolbooks anyway, because Darwin’s name is, like, a brand. There is Darwin Day, there isn’t Hybrid Day.
|January 29, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
But if we don’t know whether evolution aims in any direction or not, doesn’t that knock the wind out of most theories about it?
|January 25, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
Singer probably was’t very smart when his mother gave birth to him and devoted thousands of hours to his care.
|January 22, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
If evolution can just reverse itself, how will we know, apart from detailed documentary evidence, whether any evolution occurred?
|January 14, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Which multicellular life forms can genuinely claim to be “primitive”? What must a life form do to be “primitive” and still be life?
|January 6, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Genetics, News|
Researchers: Snakes had regional differentiation like that of lizards.
|January 6, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
But is that “evolution?”
|January 5, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News, Tree of life|
|December 25, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
Researchers: these rates greatly slowed down after the divergence of jawed and jawless vertebrates.
|December 24, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News, stasis|
It will be interesting to see whether their internal anatomy is different from that of today’s sponges. Bet not. Some arthropods haven’t changed much either.
|December 23, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
Researchers: This is, we believe, the first evidence of diet-induced chemical crypsis in a vertebrate.