Category: Tree of life
|February 4, 2016||Posted by DLH under Evolution, Darwinism, Human evolution, Genetics, Society, Tree of life, Conservation of Information|
Error found in study of first ancient African genome “Finding that much of Africa has Eurasian ancestry was mistaken.” . . .
|February 3, 2016||Posted by News under Tree of life, News|
Re “Dreadful row breaks out re cladistics” (Darwin’s Tree of Life) , physicist Rob Sheldon offers, It is about the relative merits of using parsimony (Occam’s Razor) versus Bayesian (likelihood) analysis in cladistics. The first is more causal, more deterministic, more rational while the second allows priors and opinions and “other stuff” to influence the […]
|February 3, 2016||Posted by News under Darwinism, Tree of life, News|
Teapots bust. From a story at Wired: Twitter Nerd-Fight Reveals a Long, Bizarre Scientific Feud The editorial in the February issue of the scientific journal Cladistics didn’t exactly drop with a bang. Cladistics has around 600 subscribers—almost half of which are libraries or other institutions—and it’s aimed at “scientists working in the research fields of […]
|December 5, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Origin Of Life, Tree of life, News|
So whose dictation is it taking? From ScienceDaily: Looking Back 3.8 Billion Years Into the Root of the ‘Tree of Life’ … NASA-funded researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are tapping information found in the cells of all life on Earth, and using it to trace life’s evolution. They have learned that life is […]
|September 20, 2015||Posted by News under Tree of life, News|
From ScienceDaily: ‘Tree of life’ for 2.3 million species released Presumably, “tree of life” is placed in quotation marks because it so little resembles a tree. Didn’t it used to be capped, as Tree of Life? 😉 The new style is probably a good sign. The first draft of the tree of life for […]
|August 22, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
Honest.* Further to Researchers: Jumping genes make the Tree of Life a bush (For instance, a cuckoo can be more closely related to a hummingbird than a pigeon in a certain part of its genome, while the opposite holds true in another part), from Science News: Schoolroom kingdoms are taking a backseat to life’s supergroups […]
|August 22, 2015||Posted by News under Tree of life, News|
As opposed to a circle, or in the case of prokaryotes, a forest? Matchwood? From ScienceDaily: Less than a year ago, a consortium of some hundred researchers reported that the relationship between all major bird clades had been mapped out by analysing the complete genome of around 50 bird species. This included the exact order […]
|May 6, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
From Quanta Magazine: Researchers build the world’s largest evolutionary tree and conclude that species arise because of chance mutations — not natural selection. What? They are allowed to say that now? One reason scientists are skeptical is that Hedges’ clocklike pattern conflicts with the traditional picture of how evolution unfolds. “The classic view of evolution […]
|March 12, 2015||Posted by News under Tree of life, News|
In new species emergence and diversity, according to From ScienceDaily: For the massive meta-study effort, researchers painstakingly assembled data from 2,274 molecular studies, with 96 percent published in the last decade. They built new computer algorithms and tools to synthesize this largest collection of evolutionary peer-reviewed species diversity timelines published to date to produce this […]
|January 9, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Tree of life|
For human nature, evolution appears to be an endless well from which any lesson whatever can be drawn.
|January 5, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Tree of life, News|
|November 24, 2014||Posted by HeKS under Intelligent Design, Atheism, Design inference, Tree of life, Darwinist rhetorical tactics|
Last week, one of my comments relating to the KS “bomb” argument was made the subject of an OP, which can be found here. In that comment, I had offered a few preliminary thoughts on Keith’s argument (originally found here, and summarized by him here) and asked a few questions to better understand the assumptions informing […]
|November 7, 2014||Posted by William J Murray under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, The Design of Life, Evolutionary biology, Tree of life, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, General interest|
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, […]
|April 17, 2014||Posted by News under Tree of life, News|
An expression of cultural beliefs. Or at least, that’s the impression one gets.
|March 29, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
Further to “Hold it despite opposition. Anything else is “fascism,” says prof,”
|March 27, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
So if Nelson presents the kind of evidence you can read for yourself in the journals and is covered here at UD, about why the Tree of Life is matchwood, and undermines Velasco’s position, it doesn’t really count.
|March 26, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
Have they all taken to calling that “kumbayah” circle a “forest of life” now, as in “These results support the concept of the Tree of Life (TOL) as a central evolutionary trend in the FOL as opposed to the traditional view of the TOL as a ‘species tree.’”?
|March 21, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
For when life makes a fool of the textbooks.
|March 20, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Tree of life, News|
Meyer: But the mode of germ-cell formation is nearly randomly distributed among the different animal groups, making it impossible to generate a coherent tree based on this characteristic …
|March 17, 2014||Posted by News under Tree of life, News|
and didn’t get a chance to write anything down.