Planet of the Apes Archive: April, 2012

Don't Blame the Press for Space Dinosaurs

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On Saturday someone yelled at me following a Science Festival Event. It was a talk presented at a meeting of the Philadelphia Association for... Read more

Pygmy Study a Genomics Reality Check

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Today’s column profiles some Penn-led research into the DNA of African Pygmies. To me, the most interesting part of the research project... Read more

The Evolution of Allergies

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Immunobiologist Ruslan Medzhitov said he was recently discussing evolutionary medicine with fellow Yale professor Stephen Stearns, and Stearns... Read more

Higgs the Cat on the Folly of Human Exceptionalism

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F.F. I'm thinking about giving Higgs a chance to co-blog every Tuesday. Here are some of his most recent thoughts about evolution. Higgs:... Read more

How to Talk to a Creationist - Colbert sets the Standard

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FF: Someone wiser than I am once told me it's better not to argue with irrational people. That's usually true, but not always. At this point... Read more

Is the Existence of Carbon Dioxide Now a Liberal Ideology?

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Despite the fact that we can’t see oxygen or carbon dioxide in our air, the existence of these invisible gases is not a radical theory... Read more

From DNA to XNA: The Possibility of Life Not as We Know It

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The relevance of evolution to the origin of life came up in the comments following yesterday's post. That may not be a coincidence, since I... Read more

Jon Stewart Equates Science with Faith. He’s Wrong

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It’s not only members of the religious right who go around saying science is a form of faith. I just found out from the blog Cosmic Variance... Read more