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  • Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

    Nature, Tooth Claw

    On the 15 th of July, Zina and Allison, two of our primate researchers, heard a loud commotion from the baboon troop they were following. Upon investigation,... Read more

    The 02 August 2017 by   Iratemonkey
  • Human Brain Evolution Was Uniquely Bloodthirsty

    Human Brain Evolution Uniquely Bloodthirsty

    The human brain is spectacular. It's absolutely massive. But beyond that size, is there anything special about brain evolution in our family? A growing body of... Read more

    The 12 October 2016 by   Reprieve
  • Our Hand is Still Evolving

    Hand Still Evolving

    Our muscles can vary a lot from person to person, in terms of size, shape, structure. Some people even have muscles that are completely missing in others! Read more

    The 06 February 2014 by   Reprieve
  • Bill Nye Totally Won That Debate

    Bill Totally That Debate

    The debate tonight between Bill Nye and Ken Ham was won by Nye hands down. Hands up. Take a look at this lovely slide: That is a fantastic point. I have not see... Read more

    The 04 February 2014 by   Bjornostman
  • Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution

    Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution

    The Institute for Creation Research is an organisation which spins science news to support the notion that the earth was created 6,000 or so years ago. Read more

    The 27 January 2014 by   Reprieve
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics and a Theory of the Origin of Life Itself

    Second Thermodynamics Theory Origin Life Itself

    I have in all my time of reading science, and science news, never quite experienced the absolute abstraction of objectivity, as I did this morning. Read more

    The 24 January 2014 by   Philipmarais
  • Smooth and Rugged Fitness Landscapes

    Smooth Rugged Fitness Landscapes

    Here are a couple of maps of different landscapes just I just made today. The top landscapes are "smooth" and the bottom ones is "rugged". Read more

    The 13 November 2013 by   Bjornostman
  • Creationists Are Infuriating - but Not as Much as We Are

    Creationists Infuriating Much

    I haven't blogged much lately because of other things in life. Shame. Things like work and applying for a Green Card. This has taken me out of the loop of... Read more

    The 05 November 2013 by   Bjornostman
  • Myths in Biology: Mendel's Pea Flowers

    Myths Biology: Mendel's Flowers

    At P.Z. Myers' blog, Pharyngula, he has a post on the subject of "myths" in biology, using the number of cell types in humans as an example. He cites Stephen J. Read more

    The 04 November 2013 by   Allen_macneill
  • Why Do We Walk Upright?

    Walk Upright?

    Walking upright is one of the defining features of humans, separating us from the rest of the living apes. So it’s hardly surprising that the origins of... Read more

    The 15 October 2013 by   Reprieve