Darwinism impedes understanding of plant communications | Uncommon Descent

Plants couldn’t do anything that can’t be explained by the selfish gene, you see:The sheer complexity of the communications systems plants demonstrate astonishes us to the point that scientists have refused to believe the evidence. In 1983, plant scientists Jack Schultz and Ian Baldwin reported th

Source: Darwinism impedes understanding of plant communications | Uncommon Descent

Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths: Newly described fossil whale in museum collections reveals a surprising intermediate step in their evolution — ScienceDaily

Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen — rows of flexible hair-like plates that blue whales, humpbacks and other marine mammals use to filter relatively tiny prey from gulps of ocean water. Now, scientists have discovered an important intermediary link in the evolution of this innovative feeding strategy: an ancient whale that had neither teeth nor baleen.

Source: Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths: Newly described fossil whale in museum collections reveals a surprising intermediate step in their evolution — ScienceDaily

Climate change risks ‘extinction domino effect’: Loss of animal or plant species to climate change causes global ‘extinction domino effect’ 

New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an ‘extinction domino effect’ that could annihilate all life on Earth. This would be the worst-case scenario of what scientists call ‘co-extinctions’, where an organism dies out because it depends on another doomed species.

Source: Climate change risks ‘extinction domino effect’: Loss of animal or plant species to climate change causes global ‘extinction domino effect’ — ScienceDaily

‘Trump has every reason to panic’: Conservative writer lays out the devastating case stacking up against the president | Alternet

Michael Cohen’s bombshell guilty plea on Thursday has massive implications for President Donald Trump and should make him “freaked out,” argued conservative writer Jennifer Rubin in a new op-ed.

Source: ‘Trump has every reason to panic’: Conservative writer lays out the devastating case stacking up against the president | Alternet

‘The money was coming from Russia’: Friend of Michael Cohen predicts ‘the beginning of the end’ of Trump’s presidency — and it won’t stop there | Alternet

Now that President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen has accepted a plea deal from special counsel Robert Mueller in which he revealed that Trump was directly involved in his team’s covert dealing with Russian actors, questions swirl about what will happen next.Donny Deutsch, an advertising executive and CNBC host who is friends with Cohen, weighed in on Wednesday with MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.”

Source: ‘The money was coming from Russia’: Friend of Michael Cohen predicts ‘the beginning of the end’ of Trump’s presidency — and it won’t stop there | Alternet

‘The Whole Internet Is Watching’: As Deadline Nears, Day of Action Takes Aim at House Members Still Standing Against Net Neutrality

“Will you vote to restore net neutrality and help save the free and open internet? Or will you go down in history as one of the politicians who helped hasten its death?”

Source: ‘The Whole Internet Is Watching’: As Deadline Nears, Day of Action Takes Aim at House Members Still Standing Against Net Neutrality