Category: speciation

The de-origination of species by means of reunion

In desperate attempt to perpetuate the illusion that complex biological novelty can easily emerge in the biosphere, Darwinists have resorted to defining species in a way that allows new “species” to emerge with ease. They argue members of a species become new species when they lose the ability or incentive to interbreed, even when no […] more

Largest virus genomes hint at fourth domain of life?

One possibility is that there were once many more domains of life. Another is that domains of life are neither organized nor separated in quite the ways that orthodoxy insists. more

Researchers: Tuna closer to seahorse than to marlin

No one would have thought of Darwinian evolution as an explanation for these findings if it were not imposed by tenured Darwin profs and “education” lobbyists. more

New Nature paper challenges conventional boundaries between kingdoms of life

One bacterium ‘recoded’ the three-letter opal stop codon to make glycine. more

But then how separate are these bear species, really?

“… while polar bears evolved into a distinct species as many as 4-5 million years ago, the animals may have interbred with brown bears until much more recently.” (Like today.) more

Newly identified bee likes … human sweat

Seriously, there are 250 native species of bee found in New York City, though the sweat bee is surely one of the few that is there “just for the people, they’re the salt of the Earth. ” more

Speciation: For head and body lice, it never really happened – as was once believed

… speciation can actually be quite difficult, and may never really finally happen … more

Ring species do not demonstrate textbook Darwinism after all?

“Our results show that the ring-species model does not adequately describe the evolution of the herring gull group.” more

Bizarre new shark species spotted …

“The photophore contains a unique lens structure that focuses the light it produces. So strongly focused is the light, in fact, that it can be used in prey capture by the shark” more

Life forms that remain unclassified

“the Doushantuo rock formation contains billions of microfossils, many of which have no traits that are diagnostic of any living group and contain features that are not of biological origin” more

Speciation: Unprecedented number of hybrid sharks

“”Wild hybrids are usually hard to find, so detecting hybrids and their offspring is extraordinary.” more

That carnivorous plant guy (in Germany) speaks out about dumb speciation theories

“The original species had a greater genetic potential to adapt to all possible environments. ” more

New butterfly species – that look just like other species – identified by DNA

Incidentally, some butterfly caterpillars can look completely different during different instars (moltings of skin, revealing the “new look” underneath). more

Speciation in bats: Answering questions without really asking them

For this finding to count as an actual explanation, the researchers must first establish that any life form can speciate limitlessly, offered the opportunity. more

Why does one little species of poison dart frogs feature ten different patterns?

Genetic drift is the suggested answer, but it doesn’t explain how the information came to exist. more

Speciation: Epigenetically inherited centromeres may help form new species?

“Despite being up to several million DNA building blocks in size, centromeres can “jump” to other positions without causing the DNA to move.” more

What the textbooks know that ain’t so: No consistent relationship between biodiversity and productivity

“No consistent relationship” means that Darwinism may be the wrong lens. more

Speciation: The triumph of hope over evidence

“But throughout 150 years of the science of bacteriology, there is no evidence that one species of bacteria has changed into another … ” more

New species of mountain butterfly appears to be successful hybrid

Hybridization seems to a limited but durable method of producing a new species under favorable conditions. more

Nile crocodiles swam to Caribbean?

In “Nile crocodile is two species” (Nature, September 14, 2011), Ed Yong reports, he iconic Nile crocodile actually comprises two different species — and they are only distantly related. The large east African Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is in fact more closely related to four species of Caribbean crocodile than to its small west African […] more

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