A Disappointing Decade for the Study of Human Evolution
Perhaps in ten years we’ll be having this conversation again — and perhaps at that time the Smithsonian Institution will give us all a more objective analysis of the evidence.
From The Atlantic on Teaching Human Evolution, a Bit of Rare Honesty in Reporting
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.
Waste Not: Research Finds that “Far from Junk DNA,” ERVs Perform “Critical Cellular Functions”
A pair of new articles in Nature Genetics acknowledge just how widespread ERV and retrotransposon functionality is.
Train Wreck of a Review: A Response to Lenski et al. in Science
Richard Lenski has spent decades overseeing the most extensive, most acclaimed laboratory evolution experiment conducted to date.
Evolution Miseducation at the University of Utah
If you want your sons and daughters to be well educated about evolution, then hope their biology teachers don’t rely on materials from the Genetic Science Learning Center.