Archives for June, 2007

Will Nicholas Wade Ever Learn?

Last year, New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade wrote a few articles in which he referred to genome sequencing as “decoding”. I chastised him for his poor use of terminology, was pleasantly surprised when he began to correct himself, and then realized that he would never overcome his inability to communicate science clearly. It…

Flipping Alleles

For some reason, John Hawks thinks my disc flipping calculations have something to do with population genetics. He extends it to FST, which is just plain ridiculous. There is nothing about binomial sampling that can be related to popgen theory. Nothing.