Category: Evolutionary biology
|August 22, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Evolutionary biology, News|
Suzan Mazur, author of The Origin of Life Circus, recently interviewed Eibi Nevo (86), at Huffington Post. She notes that Nevo largely agrees with post-Darwinian James Shapiro, who, in James Barham’s words, stresses the importance of a key concept for understanding how both life and evolution work—“natural genetic engineering.” While the technical details of this […]
|August 8, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology, News|
From Ediacaran period (635 to 542 million years ago) fossils in Newfoundland: Apparently asexual reproduction that the researchers compare to that of plants (though it’s unclear that other branches of life cannot do this). So it appears, here: A significant fossil find on the Newfoundland coastline could shed light on what may be the oldest physical […]
|July 2, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, News|
Friends write to say that Darwinian evolutionary biologist (retired) William B. Provine has written a book , The “Random Genetic Drift” Fallacy (2014): Much of my life has been devoted to the history of population genetics. My early book was my Ph.D. thesis still in print: The Origins of Theoretical Populations Genetics (1971, 2nd edition, […]
|March 20, 2015||Posted by johnnyb under academic freedom, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Society|
I spend a bit of time teaching and talking to junior-high and high-schoolers, especially homeschool students. One of the things that I try to teach them is how to approach teachers who are Darwinists when they get to college. Anyway, I though some readers might be students and might appreciate the advice. Obviously, this is […]
|March 17, 2015||Posted by johnnyb under Darwinism, Design inference, Evolutionary biology, ID Foundations, Informatics, Information, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity|
There are many ID’ers who complain about the AVIDA simulation, and I for the life of me can’t figure out why this is so.
|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.
|February 4, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Evolutionary biology, News|
Anyway, Mr. Raid has a personality too.
|November 28, 2014||Posted by PaV under Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Genomics, Intelligent Design|
This is from a new study published in Nature Communications, and talked about at Phys.Org. Oh, how difficult it is these days to be an “intellectually fulfilled” neo-Darwinian: Humans don’t like being alone, and their genes are no different. Together we are stronger, and the two versions of a gene – one from each parent […]
|November 7, 2014||Posted by William J Murray under Darwinism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, General interest, Intelligent Design, Logic and First Principles of right reason, The Design of Life, Tree of life|
Keith brought in an argument he claimed to be a “bomb” for ID. It turned out to be a failed suicide mission where the only person that got blown up was Keith. (Please note: I am assuming that life patterns exists in an ONH, as Keith claims, for the sake of this argument only. Also, […]
FYI-FTR: But, Wiki and Theobald’s 29+ evidences prove evolution is the best explanation of life and its branching tree pattern! — NOT
|November 5, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Cambrian explosion, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolutionary biology, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, FYI-FTR, ID Foundations, Origin Of Life, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, UD's Pro-Darwinism essay Challenge||
In recent exchanges in and around UD on origins and the tree of life, Theobald’s 29 evidences claims (and by implication the sort of summary presented by Wikipedia in its articles on Abiogenesis and Evolution) have come up. [NB: to carry forward discussions, I suggest here on. I intend to do a for reference in […]
|October 31, 2014||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, News|
If an establishment figure can safely write this kind of thing, Darwin’s theory is coming under more serious fire than ever.
|October 10, 2014||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, News|
The problem isn’t that it is imperialistic but that so few of these forays are supported by science, as traditionally understood.
|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.