Total Darwin Rewrite in progress: “Survival of the fittest” now means “sympathy” | Uncommon Descent

Funny how so many people, whether they agreed with Darwin or not, got it so wrong all these years … How did it get to be called “social Darwinism” anyway, as opposed to, say, “social Florence Nightingale-ism”?

Source: Total Darwin Rewrite in progress: “Survival of the fittest” now means “sympathy” | Uncommon Descent

Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic hunter-gatherer migration to North America around 5,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

An ancient population of Arctic hunter-gatherers, known as Paleo-Eskimos, made a significant genetic contribution to populations living in Arctic North America today, new research shows.

Source: Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic hunter-gatherer migration to North America around 5,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

Mind vs Matter: the Result of an Error of Thought

(I think we’ve corrupted KF’s thread long enough.)The entire problem of mind/matter dualism is rooted in a single error of thought: the reification of an abstract descriptive model of experience into an causal agency independent of the mind that conceives it and the mental experience it is extrapo

Source: Mind vs Matter: the Result of an Error of Thought | Uncommon Descent

Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution — ScienceDaily

Scientists have identified specific parts of genetic code within switchgrass that could contribute to larger switchgrass harvests while reducing potential crop weaknesses.

Source: Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution — ScienceDaily