Gene Expression

Archives for August, 2009

On a lark I decided to see how Catholics & Protestants broke down in regards to evolution by American region in the GSS. Specifically, I clustered the Census Divisions to create the categories of: Northeast = New England + Mid Atlantic Midwest = E & W North Central South = S Atlantic + E South…

Katz

Addendum to my two posts below, here’s Michael Behe’s side. He notes: …and John emailed back that he himself requested the video to be pulled because people thought he was too easy on me, which was supposedly contrary to that old Bloggingheads spirit. I find that quite implausible (other shows on the site feature discussions…

Just a quick follow-up to the previous post, as I finished watching the whole Behe-McWhorter exchange. Notes: 1) McWhorter is an atheist, and implies he’s always been an atheist (or at least not a theist). 2) He’s really impressed by Michael Behe’s arguments, to the point where he might assent to Michael Behe being the…

So a friend of mine started IMing me about how crazy the John McWhorter & Michael Behe diavlog was on bloggingheads.tv. I was a bit surprised since there is no such diavlog, either on the bloggingheads.tv website, nor in their podcasts (which is where I usually am made to be aware of them). Well, here’s…

More than a guy in pajamas

Dan MacArthur did a lot of legwork in this post on Complete Genomics.

The Human Family Tree

There’s a new National Geographic special out, The Human Family Tree, which readers might be interested in. Next showing is on the 30th. Seems to be an extension of The Genographic Project. Clips below the fold:

Kambiz Kamrani of Anthropology, normally a rather staid blogger, has posted something titled Science Suffers From The Idiots At Scientific American. It’s in reference to this widely circulated editorial, Fossils for All: Science Suffers by Hoarding. I can’t really summarize it, and I think the title certainly does invite you to read the whole post…

The dog as rat

Speaking of Richard Dawkins, he’s back to science, in this case an excerpt from his new book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution: The evolution of the dog, then, if Coppinger is right, was not just a matter of artificial selection, but a complicated mixture of natural selection (which predominated in the…

Officials Weigh Circumcision to Fight H.I.V. Risk: Public health officials are considering promoting routine circumcision for all baby boys born in the United States to reduce the spread of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. … He and other experts acknowledged that although the clinical trials of circumcision in Africa had dramatic results, the effects…