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What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species

GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August…

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CRISPR corrects at what cost?

CRISPR Corrects Blood Disorder Gene Scientists use the genome-editing technique to fix a disease-causing mutation in human cell lines. By Kerry Grens | August 5, 2014 Excerpt 1):…

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Are population geneticists serious scientists?

Geneticists decry book on race and evolution Excerpt 1): ‘…geneticists have crafted a joint response, concluding that “there is no support from the field of…

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Ecological adaptation: The third way

The Third Way The vast majority of people believe that there are only two alternative ways to explain the origins of biological diversity. One way…

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Drunks and monkeys (2): Seeing the light

Drunks and Monkeys Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans. By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014 Excerpt:…

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Symbiosis and ecological adaptation

One Plus One Equals One Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life John Archibald 224 pages | 216x135mm 978-0-19-966059-9 | Hardback | 26 June 2014…

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Ecology is my theology

Rev. Michael Dowd (with my emphasis): “Ecology is my theology. Integrity is my salvation. Ensuring a just and healthy future is my mission.” James V….

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Drunks and Monkeys: Pseudoscientific nonsense

Drunks and Monkeys Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans. By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014 Excerpt: “…if the right…

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Atomic steps of dumb happenstance?

‘A Perfect and Beautiful Machine’: What Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence Daniel C. Dennett Jun 22 2012, 8:10 AM ET Excerpt 1):…

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Nutrient-dependent cell type differentiation

Our Tastes For Certain Foods May Be Written in Our Genes By Carl Engelking | June 5, 2014 3:41 pm Excerpt: “Together, the series of…

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