Public lecture: Middlesex University, Tuesday 13th May at 4pm
I initially did not know how I was going to write this post given the controversial nature of the subject matter. One thing is for certain I am not going to take a position on Shale Gas Drilling aka Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” in this post. I am sure there are subscribers to this site […]
An unknown matter within evolutionary biology (one of the “gaps” if you will), the question of why insects that are poor mimics of more dangerous creatures still avoid getting eaten despite their poor mimicry has been answered. It was answered by a group of Canadian scientists. Please click here for the full story from the […]
It has been confirmed from a build up of evidence that a section of the human X chromosome derives from interbreeding with Neanderthals. Article from io9
Not so very long ago, we shared this planet with several other species of human, all of them clever, resourceful and excellent hunters, so why did only Homo sapiens survive? See the full BBC Science story here
An interesting article on the BBC Nature site. Some evidence has been revealed that the larger mammalian brain evolved as a result of the development of the sense of smell. … yet more evidence for evolution and the eventual development of our own brains!
World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has confirmed that which we all knew, Heaven is a “fairy story”, for those who are afraid of the dark! I could have told you that and I don’t even have a PhD! …but I always said that chap was intelligent!
One of my favourite comebacks that I read on a blog recently was when an atheistic scientist was talking to a creationist and the creationist stated “I don’t come from no monkey (sic)!” the scientist said, “Actually I’m going further back and showing you that you are descended from a fish!” …and then I found […]
The Pope has tried his hand at evolutionary biology and failed miserably! According to him Humanity is not a product of evolution…which is random… Firstly we ARE undoubtably the product of evolution, the random mutation of genetic material and it’s non-random survival of the resulting phenotypes. Maybe he should stick to what he is good […]
Is the daffodil’s trumpet a newly evolved flower part? More clues and evidence for evolution, but far more pretty! From BBC Science.