A room full of kids who don’t believe in evolution, and are religious, having their questions answered about evolution by Richard Dawkins? Hell Yes. This is the kind of thing that could actually cause positive change. Now go lift something heavy, Nick Horton
Richard Dawkins with Bill Maher answering questions from others that these people should have learned in high school… unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Now go lift something heavy, Nick Horton
A conversation between an Evolutionary Biologist & an Astrophysicist about the shear bad-assery of Science:
A Wonderful video discussion between Steven Pinker and Richard Dawkins on the genius of Charles Darwin.
It’s enough to make a Pleistocene racist have a heart attack: Neanderthals making love to Humans, Humans making love to Denisovans, Neanderthals and Denisovans, and more! from John Hawks: The picture of Pleistocene human evolution has come rapidly into focus during the last two years. Before the last 30,000 years, the world was full of… [Read More]
In an article for the Journal of Theoretical Biology, Herbert Gintis provides a model that shows that: “if an internal norm is fitness enhancing, then for plausible patterns of socialization, the allele for the internalization of norms is evolutionarily stable.” Further he posits that this view can be used to model Herbert Simon’s 1990 explanation… [Read More]
New evidence supports the now decades old notion of the selfish gene. In studying genomes, the word ‘selfish’ does not refer to the human-describing adjective of self-centered behavior but rather to the blind tendency of genes wanting to continue their existence into the next generation. Ironically, this ‘selfish’ tendency can appear anything but selfish when… [Read More]
John Hawks discusses the trouble with the lack of Evolution teaching in High School Biology classes. What really does concern me is the absolute minimal amount of time that high school biology courses spend on evolution. Without evolution, biology really lacks any mechanism to talk about cause and variation — dissecting a fetal pig may… [Read More]
Last week I got my wisdom teeth torn out of my head. I had gotten my bottom right tooth taken out 5 years ago when it got a monster cavity in it (costing me $450), so this time I only had 3 to lose. The top two came out surprisingly easily. Within about 10 minutes… [Read More]
Scientists have injected Tasmanian Tiger (extinct) DNA into a mouse embryo to see what happens. It’s alive!