Category: Evolutionary biology
|September 17, 2014||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, News|
But is the hippo in the vid not swimming?
|July 24, 2014||Posted by scordova under Evolutionary biology, News, Physics|
Coyne is not an engineer. He’s sort of a glorified fruitfly farmer. He doesn’t have engineering insights and it shows. He’s also one of the most militant ideologues out there ( protesting the appointment of Francis Collins MD,PhD as head of NIH because Collins was a Christian). Jerry Coyne argues the human eyes is poorly […]
|July 2, 2014||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology, News|
Abstract: The evolution of sex is one of the most important and controversial problems in evolutionary biology.
|May 8, 2014||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, News|
A reasonable interpretation of the past is conventionally called history. Why, lacking an ability to predict events in the present, should it be called science?
|January 22, 2014||Posted by johnnyb under Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Informatics, Intelligent Design|
One of my favorite biologists is Gunter Wagner. He makes the claim in Genome Biology and Evolution that evolvability and modularity are highly associated. While not proof of a requirement, I think that Wagner is on the right track. In fact, this sort of research can actually bridge the gap between Intelligent Design and Evolutionary […]
|December 16, 2013||Posted by PaV under Biography, Convergent evolution, Darwinism, Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design|
An expert in “frog evolution” has demonstrated that frogs in different continents “evolved” the same sorts of characteristics. Now just ask yourself: what are the odds that “evolution,” which works via random processes, would “evolve” the same kinds of characteristics on different continents? Yet, that is what our evolutionary biologist friends would ask us to […]
|November 26, 2013||Posted by Joshua G under Creationism, Darwinism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Evolutionary biology, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Science|
My neo-Darwinian friend, Francis Smallwood, has now written a response to my previous instalment in our dialogue. If you want to read it, go here. Below is a small excerpt of the response by Francis. You can read his full response by going to his blog. Follow the link at the bottom of the page. […]
|November 25, 2013||Posted by News under Ecology, Evolutionary biology, News|
Let’s not lose sight of this: Before the Siats fossil was found, a whole narrative existed of late Cretaceous ecology that got started entirely in ignorance of this top predator. That would be like trying to understand the northern wilderness without the wolf or the bear.
|November 9, 2013||Posted by DLH under Cell biology, Complex Specified Information, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Genomics, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Origin Of Life, speciation, Symbiosis|
Bacteria demonstrate intra-species communication that is species specific using a partner with a communication molecule. Bacteria are also “multilingual” with a generic trade language for interspecies communication. Bacteria control tasks by signal producing and receiving receptors with a signal carrier. The tasks bacteria conduct depend on the concentration they sense of self bacteria versus generic […]
|October 3, 2013||Posted by PaV under Darwinism, Epigenetics, Evolutionary biology, Genetics|
In today’s Phys.Org news page, we hear about a three nucleotide change in the organism “Trypanosoma brucei, a parasite that causes sleeping sickness in Africa and Chagas disease in Latin America.” Immediately after “transcription”, via a completely unknown mechanism, a three nucleotide portion of the intron associated with …… is replaced by three different nucleotides. […]
|September 12, 2013||Posted by scordova under Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology|
While having lunch at ICC 2013 with biologist and genetic engineer Robert Carter and the unnamed evolutionary biologist who got laughed off stage (let us call him Erik), I raised a question which the evolutionary biologist and other Darwinists (including Michael Lynch) have not provided satisfactory answers for, namely, “what is the evolutionary simulation that […]
|August 13, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Atheism, Biology, Culture, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Evolutionary psychology, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology|
On August 6th, Steven Pinker, the well-known Psychology Professor from Harvard, had an article in New Republic entitled Science is Not Your Enemy, in which he lambasts those who decry scientists for propounding scientism. You’d expect rebuttals of Pinker to come from the likes of Wesley J. Smith who indeed took Pinker to task in […]
|June 26, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Science|
Over at his Why Evolution is True website, the infamous Jerry Coyne has given his lame excuses for not wanting to take up a genuine offer from ENV’s David Klinghoffer to debate and discuss Steve Meyer’s latest Book Darwin’s Doubt as well as discussing anything else Darwin related. In his “I’m too busy and important to […]
|June 21, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Cambrian explosion, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Informatics, pre-Cambrian, Tree of life|
In the comments of this UD post from yesterday, (comment #21) I referred to Nick Matzke’s rant over at the Panda’s Thumb yesterday as yet another illustration of the double standard’s Matzke’s has when it comes to his critiques of anyone who dares challenge Darwinian Orthodoxy. In my comments yesterday, I gave an example of […]
|June 15, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Evolutionary biology, Humor|
The Fox News website recently ran this story on the 7 Weirdest Jobs in Science. To this list I would add an eighth – Evolutionary Biologist (EB). To be an EB these days, not only does one have to explain away large bits of contrary data, but also believe that the mass amounts of complex […]
|June 12, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Genomics, Human evolution, Humor, Intelligent Design, Just For Fun|
A visual artist and a Ph.D. in computational genomics have gotten together to predict what we mere human mortals will look like in, say, 100,000 years. Given the prediction, I for one am glad I won’t be around to see it actually happen. The current design appeals to me much more. But maybe others will […]
|June 8, 2013||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology|
Darwinism has pretty much run its course as an opportunity for big hair types to spout against doubt.
|June 6, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under academic freedom, Biology, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Humor, Intelligent Design, Legal, Religion, Science, science education|
Our old friend PZ Myers holds school boards in utter contempt. In a recent blog post at his widely followed Pharyngula blog site, he takes contemptuous pot shots at the Springboro, OH School Board for having the audacity to even consider a “critical thinking” policy in the curriculum. The Springboro Community City School District is […]
|June 2, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Complex Specified Information, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Philosophy, Selective Hyperskepticism|
This my third installment of a discussion I began here and continued here on the validity of the claim that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”, or what I call the EC-EE claim. In the first installment we looked at the EC-EE claim itself and asked whether the EC-EE claim is an example of an EC-EE […]
|May 30, 2013||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology|
As those who live among them will know, the 17-year insect, the cicada, emerges en masse this year after five larval stages, mates and dies. They are an ongoing puzzle: In 1665, the first volume of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society included a report from New England concerning “swarms of strange insects, and the […]