Planet of the Apes Archive: February, 2012

Separation of Church and State keeps Creationism out of Schools.

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The separation of church and state – apparently a sickening idea to Rick Santorum - has been an important factor in keeping creationism... Read more

Will the Male Chromosome Go Extinct? Scientists Debate the Future of the Y

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Among the more alarming rumors prompted by genetics research was the impending extinction of the Y chromosome. The classic male marker seemed... Read more

Enemies of Science Can Stop Gloating About the Fast Neutrinos

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It’s amazing to see the anti-science spins some people attached to the headlines last fall that physicists had observed faster-than-light... Read more

Reader Feedback on Cosmology, Acrobatic Primates and the Future of Planet of the Apes

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An observant reader has identified the species of ape who performed acrobatics in the youtube video here. It’s a white-cheeked gibbon... Read more

Misleading Language in the Latest Anti-Evolution Bill in Oklahoma

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The National Center for Science Education just notified me that an anti-evolution bill in Oklahoma has been revived by the state legislature... Read more

Moon Colonies, the Fantasy and the Reality

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I was surprised how much support Newt Gingrich got for his proposal for a moon colony. The Atlantic, for example, praised this as visionary... Read more

Can Anyone Really Watch This Ape Gymnast and Deny Evolution?

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This adorable video is going around on YouTube. It’s labeled as a monkey attacking a man, though I thought the acrobatic act was much... Read more

Human Variability, Evolution and the Autism Spectrum

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So much interesting research is going on here in Philadelphia. Here's a study that was just published yesterday suggesting some visible brain... Read more