articles tagged: natural selection
how natural selection still affects humans
# evolution

how natural selection still affects humans

Contrary to what you may have heard, humans are still very much evolving and natural selection plays a huge role in two recently discovered helpful mutations.

dembski still trying to play scientist
# science

dembski still trying to play scientist

Bill Dembski thinks he can disprove evolution with information theory. But he doesn't understand enough about biology or statistics to apply it.

looking for design in all the wrong places…
# science

looking for design in all the wrong places…

Creationists think evolution is either nonexistent or some sort of deity-guided progression towards perfection. The reality is much more of a mixed bag...

evolution’s fight for the y chromosome
# evolution

evolution’s fight for the y chromosome

Natural selection is starting to kick in to save the Y chromosome from itself.

evolution’s cybernetic helpers
# tech

evolution’s cybernetic helpers

Making robots compete for survival like living things shows us how some complex behaviors like altruism and parasitism might have evolved.

why the universe isn’t built for life
# science

why the universe isn’t built for life

The universe is not "made for life" as is often said. Life just, uh, finds a way.

the amazing, evolving creationism
# evolution

the amazing, evolving creationism

Once again, the concept of descent proves just too difficult for creationists to understand, or at least argue about in good faith.

a reverse look at t. rex
# evolution

a reverse look at t. rex

Scientists want to know what forced T. Rex to evolve small forearms. But what if it wasn't anything in particular?

human evolution 2.0
# space

human evolution 2.0

Space will change what makes us human. Here's how it will happen.