Researchers say a growing number of adults have a persistent, prominent median artery in their arms, an artery that’s important in the embryonic stage.
It’s a particularly crude example of how confirmation bias works — how else would you explain this story? — not only among lay people but among top researchers.
Whales are held up as a model of what unguided evolution can do in a short time: in this case, just 8 million years, or perhaps even half that.
Lutheran theologian Ted Peters concludes that “a culture war is raging, to be sure. But, this is not a war between science and faith.”
The second paper is an in-depth look at genetic changes associated with the evolution of whales and dolphins. They found a lot of devolution.