Planet of the Apes Archive: December, 2011

Did Creationist Quote a Jack Szostak Imposter?

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NOTE TO READERS: Thank you all for making intelligent comments on this blog entry. It's wonderful for me to see the level of discussion here... Read more

Reader Insists Being Straight or Gay is a "Choice".

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I didn't choose my own sexual orientation, but apparently some Inquire readers did. I learned this from the responses I received following... Read more

Why We Aren't Completely Naked Apes

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Body Hair is one of those enduring mysteries of evolution. Some scientists write papers about why we have hair, and others write about why... Read more

Higgs Particle Has No Special Relationship To the Lord, Scientists Say.

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Today scientists revealed the first major results from the biggest, most elaborate scientific apparatus ever built – the Large Hadron... Read more

Gay gene, deconstructed

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Most scientists who study human sexuality agree that gay people are born that way. But that consensus raises an evolutionary puzzle: How do... Read more

Creationists, the Higgs, and a Defense of Dumbing Down

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A confluence of events yesterday gave me a new insight into the use and misuse of the term “dumbing down.” It all started with... Read more

A Reader Counters Weird Anti-Evolution Claim Regarding Human Flaws

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Several weird comments followed this post about women promoting evolution education. Reader Jerrold Alpern wrote to say he wanted to make a... Read more

Earliest Sunset was Tonight: Happy Seculus Eve!

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Reader Howard Wilk wrote to remind me that while the winter solstice is still almost two weeks away, tonight we in Philadelphia and others... Read more