Waste Not, Want Not: Chimps Show the Way to Higher Development
Followers of news from the world of evolution research are abuzz over a new study, and it’s only partly because of the opportunity for putting some mild potty talk in your headlines.
Rallying to Darwin’s Defense: Robert J. Richards and the Historical Record
Richards argues that “Darwinian evolutionary theory held no special place within the community of biologists supportive of National Socialism…and officials in that party utterly rejected Darwinian theory.”
Lynn Margulis, Acclaimed Biologist and Critic of Neo-Darwinism, RIP
“No evidence in the vast literature of heredity changes shows unambigious evidence that random mutation itself, even with geographical isolation of populations, leads to speciation. Then how do new species come into being? How do cauliflowers descend from tiny, wild Mediterranean cabbagelike plants, or pigs from wild boars?”
“No Designer Worth His Salt”? At the University of Chicago, Gregory Radick Critiques the Theology of Darwinism
It is more than a passing irony that the very book — the Origin of Species — widely supposed to have eliminated “the supernatural” from biology, in fact keeps theology and the supernatural alive by employing theological assumptions in its key arguments.
Jerry Coyne Hasn’t Understood a Word David Berlinski Said
David’s insults no doubt leave a mark. But an elegant one.