articles tagged: evolutionary biology
when a geneticist tackles intelligence, badly
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when a geneticist tackles intelligence, badly

Geneticist Jerry Crabtree jumps on the natural-selection-for-humans-is-dead bandwagon with a study of human intelligence that doesn't say what he thinks it does.

creationists battle to save dinosaurs from science
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creationists battle to save dinosaurs from science

Creationists aren't happy with scientists' discoveries showing dinosaurs not as giant brutes, but diverse, nimble, and often bird-like.

why science shouldn’t produce just so stories
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why science shouldn’t produce just so stories

Creationists expect science to tell them soothing tales about their place in the universe. That's just not going to happen.

a key, evolving molecule by any other name…
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a key, evolving molecule by any other name…

Believe it or not, DNA is not the only hereditary molecule out there. In fact, it's one of many molecules that could form the backbone of gene pools.

performing an evolutionary feat in sixty days
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performing an evolutionary feat in sixty days

For the first time we saw multicellular life evolve in a lab under conditions predicted by biologists.

evo psych gets a scowl from two biologists
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evo psych gets a scowl from two biologists

Evolutionary psychology sounds like a fruitful pursuit, but it's probably barking up the wrong tree as a discipline.

horgan warns venter to watch his poker face
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horgan warns venter to watch his poker face

John Horgan is on the warpath against Craig Venter because... the media prominently covered Venter's latest breakthrough with synthetic life?

why darwin was right about the tree of life
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why darwin was right about the tree of life

A study of how proteins are encoded and translated across a dozen species shows that life on Earth had only one population of universal common ancestors.

how evolution shapes brains and microchips
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how evolution shapes brains and microchips

Both brains and microchips try to find the most efficient way to conduct electrical signals. And that has a profound effect on how brains grow and evolve.

a little taste of eastern creationism…
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a little taste of eastern creationism…

According to a Muslim creationist, Allah is less of a deity and more of a programmer with a mad scientist streak.

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