Planet of the Apes Archive: April, 2011

In defense of animals and agnostics

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Here's another reader's response to this statement made by one of the proponents of Intelligent Design: However, I'd love for Faye Flam to... Read more

A view from a higher authority

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Okay, I realize this might not be The Creator. While God may play dice, he definitely does not say, "lol". Also, I had to correct a couple... Read more

Who needs Intelligent Design? Some find moral compass without God.

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Many readers who accept evolution wrote great counterpoints to our two intelligent design supporters in a previous post. Here’s one... Read more

In royal/commoner marriage, a happy mix of genetic diversity

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While opinion leaders in Britain debate whether Prince William's impending marriage to a commoner will diminish the royal family's public image... Read more

Two Intelligent Design proponents answer Monday's column

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I got a great response from readers to last Monday's column on science and religion. Most agreed with Judge Jones, who decided Intelligent... Read more

The difference between science and religion

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To those of us who like science, the difference between science and religion can seem pretty self-evident: Religion requires faith, for one... Read more

Porcupines have spines in the strangest places

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In my first installment of Planet of the Apes, I interviewed a biologist who found that humans carry a mutation, a missing piece of DNA, that... Read more

The Scientists Strike Back

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I got several wonderful responses to the question, two posts down, about why the chimp genome is 11.5% “higher” than ours, and... Read more