Tangled Bank #117


The latest edition of the Tangled Bank is at Neural Gourmet.


  1. #1 ennui
    October 30, 2008

    Firefox can’t find the server at

  2. #2 Kel
    October 30, 2008

    Sweet, I finally made it into the tangled bank. This is a proud day for me!

  3. #3 Glen Davidson
    October 30, 2008

    Wow, so the transfer of the transposon Charlie brings up was detected by its break from the far more typical pattern of vertical transmission and modification of genes, which leads the cognitively-deficient Wagner to conclude that darwinian mechanisms are not responsible for the rest of evolution.

    By the way, I blogged about this, well over a week ago.

    I’ll just copy the reference below, in case PZ saves Charlie the embarrassment of revealing his own inability to think, by deleting yet another colossal failure by Charlie:

    John K. Pace II et al., “Repeated horizontal transfer of a DNA transposon in mammals and other tetrapods” [abstract], doi:10.1073/pnas.0806548105, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, online 20 Oct 2008.

    Of course it wouldn’t make news, or scientific publication (except possibly in a quite obscure journal), if lateral transmission were at all normal in most animals. But Charlie only writes stupid shit, rarely understanding the implications of his quotes and statements. Of course, if he could think, he wouldn’t be arguing against science.

    Glen D

  4. #4 Jared
    October 31, 2008

    Firefox isn’t your problem, must be your connection or something else. I’m on firefox, and I got no problems.

  5. #5 TCN
    October 31, 2008

    Nuff said.

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