ID craziness: Diarrhea and the appendix are signs of intelligent design « Why Evolution Is True

It’s curious how adaptations that could have evolved by natural selection are nevertheless seen as evidence for Intelligent Design. Indeed, in the case of diarrhea and the appendix, as ID adv…

Source: ID craziness: Diarrhea and the appendix are signs of intelligent design « Why Evolution Is True

Charles Darwin’s grandfather’s poetry prophesied evolutionary theory | Uncommon Descent

Erasmus Darwin remains largely unread in an age when he could be read online for free. There must be something amiss with Ed Simon’s assumption that persons of his type can “cure the world.”

Source: Charles Darwin’s grandfather’s poetry prophesied evolutionary theory | Uncommon Descent

Godzilla, evolution and human anxiety about big, scary things | Ottawa Citizen

A couple of evolutionary biologists were having fun, tossing around ideas of how Godzilla gets bigger with every movie, until their light-hearted research project turned serious.

Source: Godzilla, evolution and human anxiety about big, scary things | Ottawa Citizen

Mass die-off of puffins recorded in the Bering Sea: Climate-induced food shifts may be to blame — ScienceDaily

A mass die-off of seabirds in the Bering Sea may be partially attributable to climate change, according to a new study.

Source: Mass die-off of puffins recorded in the Bering Sea: Climate-induced food shifts may be to blame — ScienceDaily

Ancient DNA tells the story of the first herders and farmers in east Africa — ScienceDaily

A collaborative study led by archaeologists, geneticists and museum curators is providing answers to previously unsolved questions about life in sub-Saharan Africa thousands of years ago.

Source: Ancient DNA tells the story of the first herders and farmers in east Africa — ScienceDaily

Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors — ScienceDaily

Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1.

Source: Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors — ScienceDaily