|July 16, 2015||Posted by News under extinction, News|
U Chicago News obit: University of Chicago paleontologist David Raup, SB’53, an innovative authority on evolution and mass extinctions, died of pneumonia July 9 in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was 82. Raup’s former students and colleagues uniformly praised his unique creativity along with his astute capabilities as an academic adviser, senior colleague and paleontological statesman. […]
|July 10, 2015||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Here is an article in Cosmos that apparently wasn’t edited by Chicken Little. It addresses defects in our current knowledge: Setting aside the vague definition, calculating the extinction rate is tricky. A logical method is to divide how many species became extinct over a certain time by the total number of species on the planet. […]
|June 26, 2015||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Further to: Is a sixth great extinction in progress? (It would help if a key exponent was anyone but Paul “Population Bomb” Ehrlich, a contender for the heavyweight champ of wrong-headed predictions) and Rob Sheldon on the sixth great extinction, Liberty U geologist Marcus Ross writes to say, For an abbreviated and pictorial list […]
|June 25, 2015||Posted by News under Climate change, extinction, News|
and others of note Further to: Is there a sixth great extinction in progress? (It would help if a key exponent was anyone but Paul “Population Bomb” Ehrlich, a contender for the heavyweight champ of wrong-headed predictions), at Evolution News & Views, Rob Sheldon offers While the criteria may sound quantitative, and the increase in […]
|June 21, 2015||Posted by News under extinction, News|
It would help if a key exponent was anyone but Paul “Population Bomb” Ehrlich, a contender for the heavyweight champ of wrong-headed predictions: “In real terms, we’re in trouble,” said Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford professor and president of the Center for Conservation Biology who co-authored the study. “This is another indicator that we are sawing […]
|April 28, 2015||Posted by News under Cambrian explosion, extinction, News|
The preceding Ediacaran life forms (635 to 542 mya) were gone already? Eaten up by early Cambrians (542 to 513 mya)? From New Scientist: The disappearance of the Ediacarans from the fossil record has long troubled biologists. Leading theories are a catastrophic mass extinction, that Ediacarans got eaten or had their habitat destroyed by newly […]
|April 16, 2015||Posted by News under extinction, Intelligent Design, News|
The Capitanian extinction, which did in a lot of brachiopods 262 mya From ScienceDaily: The widespread loss of carbonates across the Boreal Realm also suggests a role for acidification. The new data cements the Middle Permian crisis’s status as a true “mass extinction.” Thus the “Big 5″ extinctions should now be considered the “Big 6.” More. Follow UD […]
|November 20, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, News|
If so, good. We don’t know nearly enough about extinction, which is the grim third alternative to evolution and stasis.
|November 1, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, extinction, News|
The Shrewdinger was invented by the researchers and never actually existed. But billed as “Meet Your Mama.”
|October 28, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, Intelligent Design, News, Peer review, speciation|
Some call these types of life forms “Lazarus species,” animals we thought were extinct. (One third apparently turn up again.)
|September 22, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, extinction, News, Peer review, Science|
Gobry: Countless academic disciplines have been wrecked by professors’ urges to look “more scientific” by, like a cargo cult, adopting the externals of Baconian science
|September 21, 2014||Posted by News under Climate change, extinction, News|
Even the snail couldn’t get Biology Letters to publish a retraction of its alleged extinction. 😉
|September 4, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, News, stasis|
Researchers: Specimen “… could be related to groups thought to be extinct for 500 million years.”
|August 12, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, News|
New research suggests that Cambrian conditions may have done them in.
|July 31, 2014||Posted by DLH under Biophysics, Cell biology, Conservation of Information, Darwinism, Entropy, extinction, Genetics, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Natural selection|
Mutations are used to explain evolution but also cause cancer. Biologists have discovered conditions for multiple mutations. Can we therefore infer that evolution via mutations is more likely? or that enhanced mutations will cause faster species degradation and extinction? Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations DNA mutations—long known to fuel cancer as well as […]
|July 7, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Researchers; About the length of a 10-passenger limousine
|June 4, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, News|
That’s weird. Especially when you consider that climate change is supposed to be at fault even for marital cheating.
|April 2, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, horizontal gene transfer, News|
In this model, a key role was played by horizontal gene transfer.
|March 7, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Our solar system orbits the galaxy every 70 million years, which would mean it passes through the hypothesized dark matter disc every 35 years. And comets spike at about that frequency.
|February 28, 2014||Posted by News under extinction, Intelligent Design, News|
Curiously, Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton called consensus science an extremely pernicious development. And aspiring mammoth cloner George Church praised Steve Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt.