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Collapse of Large Herbivores May Lead to “Empty Landscapes” Worldwide | Richard Dawkins Foundation

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Collapse of Large Herbivores May Lead to “Empty Landscapes” Worldwide .

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Accident of evolution in a giraffe

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Demonstrating an accident of evolution in a giraffe By RICHARD DAWKINS – PHARYNGULA http://richarddawkins.net/videos/643369-demonstrating-an-accident-of-evolution-in-a-giraffe

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Zimmer: Can Answers to Evolution Be Found in Slime?

October 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Can Answers to Evolution Be Found in Slime?

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The Enigma of Life’s Stupendous Prodigality

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Inconsistent Nature: The Enigma of Life’s Stupendous Prodigality James Le Fanu September 27, 2011 6:00 AM By the latest reckoning we share this planet with more than 8 million species of fish, birds, mammals, insects, fungi, plants etc., etc. — with 6,500 new species being described every year. The more notable of recent discoveries include […]

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ID is not science…

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Intelligent Design Creationism is not Science By JAMES WILLIAMS – JAMESDWILLIAMS.WORDPRESS.COM Added: Monday, 26 September 2011 at 12:32 PM I’m just back from the BBC studio in Brighton having done 9 regional interviews/debates on the issue of teaching intelligent design creationism as science in schools. http://richarddawkins.net/articles/643253-intelligent-design-creationism-is-not-science

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Youngest Nodosaur Ever Discovered

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Fossil of an Armored Dinosaur Hatchling: Youngest Nodosaur Ever Discovered ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2011) — Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with help from an amateur fossil hunter in College Park, Md., have described the fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling. It is the youngest nodosaur ever discovered, and a founder of […]

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Tree of Life for Mammals

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Evolutionary Tree of Life for Mammals Greatly ImprovedScienceDaily (Sep. 23, 2011) — An international research team led by biologists at the University of California, Riverside and Texas A&M University has released for the first time a large and robust DNA matrix that has representation for all mammalian families. The matrix — the culmination of about […]

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Primitive Birds Shared Dinosaurs’ Fate

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Primitive Birds Shared Dinosaurs’ FateScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2011) — A new study puts an end to the longstanding debate about how archaic birds went extinct, suggesting they were virtually wiped out by the same meteorite impact that put an end to dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

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Not Just Skin Deep

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Not Just Skin Deep: CT Study of Early Humans Reveals Evolutionary Relationships ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2011) — CT scans of fossil skull fragments may help researchers settle a long-standing debate about the evolution of Africa’s Australopithecus, a key ancestor of modern humans that died out some 1.4 million years ago. The study, to be published […]

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New Technique Fills Gaps

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

New Technique Fills Gaps in Fossil RecordScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2011) — University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.

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Repost on epigenetics

September 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

We linked to this yesterday, but it deserves another relink: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110916152401.htmScientists Discover ‘Hidden’ Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2011) — A “hidden” code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the […]

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Australopithecus sediba: The Hype-Cycle Starts Again

September 17th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/09/australopithecus_sediba_the_hy050831.html

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Intelligent Design vs. Evolution

September 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Intelligent Design vs. Evolution

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Design arguments vs Darwin critiques

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments

One of the strange things about the ID group is the way they think they represent design arguments. If anything, the ancient design argument, visible in Socrates, has been spoiled by these people. I am baffled that a group would try to enforce an orthodoxy of rightwing politics among Darwin critics. Laughable. But that is […]

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Is “missing link” a useful concept?

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/evolution/very-ancient-fish-find-prompts-a-thought-is-missing-link-a-useful-concept/

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‘Lucy’ discoverer

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments

‘Lucy’ discoverer: Why I study human evolution By DONALD C. JOHANSON – CNN Added: Monday, 12 September 2011 at 10:25 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/643070-lucy-discoverer-why-i-study-human-evolution Article also has a video interview with Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson My deep commitment to understand the origins of humankind was ignited when I read Thomas Henry Huxley’s 1863 book “Man’s Place […]

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Przewalski’s horse

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Endangered Horse Has Ancient Origins and High Genetic Diversity, New Study Finds ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2011) — An endangered species of horse — known as Przewalski’s horse — is much more distantly related to the domestic horse than researchers had previously hypothesized, reports a team of investigators led by Kateryna Makova, a Penn State University […]

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Ancient Predatory Fish Discovered

September 12th, 2011 · No Comments

New Species of Ancient Predatory Fish DiscoveredScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2011) — The Academy of Natural Sciences has announced the discovery of a new species of large predatory fish that prowled ancient North American waterways during the Devonian Period, before backboned animals existed on land.

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Ancient sharks

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Tiny Teeth Indicate Ancient Shark NurseriesScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2011) — Fueled by Hollywood and its vision of Jaws, sharks conjure images of fearsome predators patrolling our seas in search of their next unfortunate victim. It is therefore hard to imagine sharks as relatively small, harmless fishes living in lakes and rivers, as many species were […]

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Descent of man: incoherence and constant paradigm changes

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Comment of Aus. Sediba: I don’t pay too much attention to this claims. The basic perspective seems to change every few years leaving the whole question in a state of incoherence. Enezio E. de Almeida Filho 201.78.49.174 Submitted on 2011/09/10 at 5:23 am I am not impressed with these studies published in Science. Sounds like […]

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Hummingbirds All A-Flutter During Courtship

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Hummingbirds All A-Flutter During Courtship: How Fluttering Feathers Can Generate Courtship Sounds ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2011) — Though famous for their mid-air hovering during hunting, tiny hummingbirds have another trait that is literally telltale: males of some hummingbird species generate loud sounds with their tail feathers while courting females. Now, for the first time, the […]

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Fixed body plans

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/09/post_30050611.html Biochemist Michael Denton (Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe) was in our offices this week and he casually posed a question that I, for one, had never considered. Hundreds of millions of years ago, all these animal body plans became fixed. They stayed […]

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Australopithecus Sediba

September 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Australopithecus Sediba Paved the Way for Homo Species, New Studies Suggest ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — Researchers have revealed new details about the brain, pelvis, hands and feet of Australopithecus sediba, a primitive hominin that existed around the same time early Homo species first began to appear on Earth. The new Au. sediba findings make […]

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African fossils

September 8th, 2011 · No Comments

African fossils put new spin on human origins story By JONATHAN AMOS – BBC NEWS -SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT Added: Thursday, 08 September 2011 at 1:23 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/642995-african-fossils-put-new-spin-on-human-origins-story

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