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Evolutionary Biologist Francisco Ayala on Stephen Meyer’s “Signature in the Cell”

Evolutionary biologist, Francisco Ayala of UC Irvine, read Stephen Meyer’s Signature in the Cell (2009), and raises some interesting issues and asks some rather telling questions: The human genome includes about twenty-five thousand genes and lots of other (mostly short) … Continue reading

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Life Gets Complicated—Really Fast

A single cell organism that, when it moves, makes track lines identical to those found fossilized in precambrian strata suggests that the multi-cellular “Cambrian Explosion” really was quite the explosion indeed. Discovery Channel News explains: Until about 550 million years ago, there … Continue reading

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Brave New Old World?: With DNA Extraction Technologies, Neanderthals and Mammoths Could Roam the Earth Again

So says the NY Times today. Money quote: [DNA extraction] technology could be applied to any other extinct species from which one can obtain hair, horn, hooves, fur or feathers, and which went extinct within the last 60,000 years. Though … Continue reading

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Fichte’s ‘Anstob’ and Planet Obama: What Do Barack, the Earth, the Moon—and You—Have in Common?

When Barack Obama spoke in Berlin this past week, he spoke of the improbable journey that has brought the grandson of a house servant, and the son of a Kenyan goat farmer, to center stage in an American presidential election. But … Continue reading

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