The Louisiana State Senate Education Committee decisively rejected a proposed repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), which encourages academic freedom for teachers to cover divergent scientific views on issues such as Darwinian evolution.
CSC Fellow Cornelius Hunter has another great piece explaining the problems science writer John Farrell has when reviewing Jonathan Wells’ The Myth of Junk DNA.
In my previous article, I discussed the background of one of the most commonly made arguments for primate common ancestry. In this article, I want to examine the first of the three layers of evidence offered by a popular-level article written about this subject.
CSC Fellow Cornelius Hunter gives us the big picture view of the recent dustup with John Farrell at Forbes as “an interesting example of how evolutionary thinking is handed down and disseminated.”
One common argument for common descent which one hears very frequently in the evolutionary literature concerns the placement of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) in orthologous loci in primate genomes.