|November 19, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, speciation|
As noted earlier, the concept of “species” or “speciation,” as noted in Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, the most influential academic book ever written, is a mess. Of course no one admits that. And no one needs to be a scientist to see it either. Here, for example, from ScienceDaily: The discovery of a […]
|November 18, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
From University of Oxford: As many as 50% of all natural history specimens held in the world’s museums could be wrongly named, according to a new study by researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Researchers … scoured the records of Ipomoea – a large and diverse genus which includes the sweet […]
|November 11, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
From ScienceDaily: The fruit flies in question evolved into new species when they began laying their eggs and mating on apple trees, as opposed to their native hawthorn tree hosts. Three different kinds of parasitoid wasps were collected from a number of different fly host plant environments in the wild. Analyses in the lab showed […]
|November 7, 2015||Posted by News under News, speciation|
By hybridization, if at all. Here: Interbreeding between animal species usually leads to offspring less vigorous than either parent—if they survive at all. But the combination of wolf, coyote and dog DNA that resulted from this reproductive necessity generated an exception. The consequence has been booming numbers of an extraordinarily fit new animal (see picture) […]
|October 12, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Darwinism, Evolution, Genetics, Natural selection, speciation|
A couple of weeks ago a friend forwarded me a link to this recent article about “ongoing research to record the interaction of environment and evolution” by University of California, Riverside biologist David Reznick. Reznick’s team has been studying adaptive changes in guppies. Reznick’s work focuses on tracking what happens in real-world situations in the […]
|September 10, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
Further to: Life continues to ignore what evolution experts say, where we discovered that big (plausible) changes can be produced through hybridization, we also learn, from ScienceDaily: Ancient hybridization key to domestic dog’s origin, wolf conservation efforts There are four to five wild species of Canis in North America, according to the overview. In […]
|September 7, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
If you listen to Darwinblather, you’d never think to ask. (As the rest of us face the road ahead. Yes, it is all as out of touch as it sounds.) Meanwhile: BEACON Researchers at Work: The Origin of a Species? [D]espite all the fantastic work done since Darwin’s day, speciation is still mysterious. Speciation is […]
|August 25, 2015||Posted by News under News, speciation|
Because Darwin. From Science Nordic: Both groups breed in the same area in the Caribbean, the Sargasso Sea, but typically you would expect a long-term physical separation of the two, to allow them to develop in different directions. This makes them a great mystery of evolution. Now scientists have solved this puzzle. It turns out […]
|August 8, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
From ScienceDaily: The team studied a plant-eating stick insect species from California called Timema cristinae known for its cryptic camouflage that allows it to hide from hungry birds, said CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Samuel Flaxman. T. cristinae comes in several different types — one is green and blends in with the broad green leaves of a […]
|June 27, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
Darwin’s finches, we are told, have reached their limits on the Galapagos Islands From ScienceDaily: The evolution of birds on the Galapagos Islands, the cradle of Darwin’s theory of evolution, is a two-speed process. Most bird species are still diversifying, while the famous Darwin’s finches have already reached an equilibrium, in which new species can […]
|May 16, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
The local tax funded cult, it turns out, is safe. Here: Why Close Relatives Make Bad Neighbors Abstract The number of exotic plant species that have been introducedinto the United States far exceeds that of other groups of organisms, and many of these have become invasive. As in many regions of the globe, invasive members […]
|April 9, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News, speciation|
Mainly about the history of intelligent design of dogs, for better or worse. Fascinating stuff about the turnspit dog. Also. here: In order to understand how a breed can go extinct, first we need to get into what a breed is. And in order to get into that, we need to get into what a […]
|November 14, 2014||Posted by News under News, Plants, speciation|
Speciation is not very well understood at all, anywhere; it is rather colonized by Darwin’s followers, as a support for their vision of life.
|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.)
|October 24, 2014||Posted by News under News, speciation|
Aw, come on, you knew this was coming. If you fear spiders, why did you click?
|October 21, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
Tom Bethell: But it doesn’t take a genius to see that the ancestral group is (improperly) defined by the absence of the character that defines the descendant group.
|October 17, 2014||Posted by News under News, speciation|
Dunno. Local grass snakes keep insisting that reptiles exist—as long as they can get below the frost line over winter, through cavities in the Shield.
|October 4, 2014||Posted by News under News, speciation|
Didn’t realize it was that uncertain. Were told it was happening very day in every way. 😉
|September 5, 2014||Posted by News under News, speciation|
Researchers: Parasitic ants were no longer reproductively compatible with the host ants — making them a unique species.
|July 1, 2014||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
Until very recently, the lichen was believed to have just one species of fungus.