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Entries from February 2014

The Trouble with Darwin

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

http://bigthink.com/devil-in-the-data/the-trouble-with-darwin The Trouble with Darwin Like many others, I watched the recent debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham with a queer mixture of awe and déjà vu. Who knew that 89 years later, we’d still be litigating the Scopes trial? As someone trained in the sciences, I find it horrifying that there are college-educated […]

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Modern Human Genomes Reveal Our Inner Neanderthal

February 1st, 2014 · No Comments

https://portside.org/2014-02-01/modern-human-genomes-reveal-our-inner-neanderthal Neanderthals made beneficial contributions to the genomes of many modern humans. Artist's impression by S. Plailly/E. Daynes/SPL Modern Human Genomes Reveal Our Inner Neanderthal Sex with Neanderthals had its ups and its downs. Cross-breeding may have given modern humans genes useful for coping with climates colder than Africa’s, but the hybrid offspring probably suffered […]

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