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Donors Choose – Just a Few Days Left

The ScienceBlogs Donor’s Choose Blogger Challenge is nearing completion. You have until July 1 to donate to the evolgen challenge and forward your confirmation email to this address if you want to win any of the awesome prizes. If we reach our goal of $500, Donors Choose will kick in an extra 10% for every…

Flock of Dodos

They showed us the movie Flock of Dodos at the Evolution Meeting. Randy Olson (the director) was also there to field questions. So was Eugenie Scott. Someone asked about scientists boycotting the Kansas Kangaroo Court. Olson thought it was a bad idea because it made it look like the scientists couldn’t deal with the “criticisms…

Home and Tired

I got back from the Evolution Meeting late last night. The first thing on my docket was clearing flies so I could collect virgins this morning. The rest of this week will be spent getting myself back up to speed. I had some fruitful discussions at the meeting, attended some interesting talks, and met some…

Archival ‘n Chips

I said, “You probably won’t see any new posts until later next week.” Well, today is later this week than yesterday. Also, this post hardly counts as anything new. As you will see, it’s a link to all the evolgen content you should have already read. If you haven’t, read it. It’s good. We like…

Live Blogging from Evolution 2006

Blogging’s been light recently. I spent the last week frantically preparing my talk for the Evolution Meeting. I was analyzing data until late Thursday evening. Then, I still needed to finish putting together my talk. We spent Friday driving to the meeting, and I gave my talk yesterday morning (Saturday). It went well — I…

Mendel’s Garden Call for Submissions

Hsien Lei will be hosting the second edition of Mendel’s Garden at Genetics and Health. Submission information is available here.

Donors Choose Update

In case you forgot, the evolgen DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge is still going on. My great readers have donated $135 towards public science education (as of 8:00am on June 20). That’s 27% of the way towards our goal of $500. There are still many proposals left to be funded, and I don’t think anyone would complain…

The Evolution of Women in Academia

Two months ago, I wrote about Teri Markow resigning as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution in protest of the appointment of the new Editor in Chief. Long story short, Markow was unhappy that women were not considered for the editorship of the Society’s journal, Evolution. Don Waller, the current president of…

Better Wine Through Science

Humans have been genetically engineering agricultural crops ever since plants were domesticated. Notice the difference between maize and teosinte. Or how about what we have done to create modern wheat. By either imposing an artificial selection pressure on a few important loci (in the case of maize) or encouraging larger, polyploid individuals (wheat), we have…

A List of Doctors to Avoid

The Physicians and Surgeons for Scientific Integrity [sic] (aka, Doctors Doubting Darwin) are planning to Resolve the Conflict between Darwin and Design. Something tells me the conflict will not be resolved using rational discourse, but rather apologetics and obfuscation. I have reproduced a list of physicians and surgeons to avoid below the fold. (Via Red…