dinsdag 12 augustus 2014
So “The Hobbit” was a woman with Down syndrome? And Flores man an “invalid” classification?
|August 6, 2014||Posted by News under Human evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
First, here’s Down syndrome, a form of developmental delay in humans, due to chromosome disorders (often accompanied by physical problems such as heart disorders).
For the uproar around the supposed species of “Flores man,” see: The Little Lady of Flores spoke from the grave. But said what, exactly? Remember, in 2004, she was “extreme,” “spectacular,” “startling,” and “incredible.” In 2007, Science called the dig “hallowed ground.”
Now, from ScienceDaily:
Full article: http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/so-the-hobbit-was-a-woman-with-down-syndrome-and-flores-man-an-invalid-classification/
vrijdag 25 juli 2014
Jerry Coyne proven wrong by physicists about the eye
|July 24, 2014||Posted by scordova under Evolutionary biology, News, Physics|
Coyne is not an engineer. He’s sort of a glorified fruitfly farmer. He doesn’t have engineering insights and it shows. He’s also one of the most militant ideologues out there ( protesting the appointment of Francis Collins MD,PhD as head of NIH because Collins was Christian).
Jerry Coyne argues the human eyes is poorly designed:
The human eye, though eminently functional, is imperfect—certainly not the sort of eye an
engineer would create from scratch
the nerves and blood vessels that attach to our photoreceptor cells are on the inside
rather than the outside of the eye, running over the surface of the retina.
The whole system is like a car in which all the wires to the dashboard hang inside the driver’s compartment.
The latest from physics.org
donderdag 17 juli 2014
It’s official: there are no ring species
|July 16, 2014|
Readers who were taught about ring species as evidence for evolution in high school are due for a surprise: it now appears that there aren’t any, after all. There were only a few alleged cases to begin with, but now, they’ve all been discredited. The last “good example” of a ring species has just been struck off the list, in a new paper by Miguel Alcaide et al. in Nature
zaterdag 12 juli 2014
RIP for a (supposed) key human species—Heidelberg man?
|July 12, 2014|
The hominin Homo heidelbergensis, which lived between about 800,000 and 200,000 years ago, has long been considered a candidate for the common ancestor of Neandertals and modern humans. But the species is controversial, because whereas some researchers think it lived in Europe, Africa, and Asia, others see it as a European species only (and give other names to similar hominins on other continents). At a meeting in the southern French village of Tautavel, where a face and partial skull of this presumed species were found in a nearby cave in 1971, researchers debated its role in human evolution—and whether it actually existed as a discrete species. Resolving the debate is key to understanding the evolution of our own species, Homo sapiens.
See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (human evolution) for why so many evolutionary biologists desperately need a scenario involving a number of different human species. See this also for why many people need to believe in big racial differences today, due to “ongoing evolution.”
Full article: http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/rip-for-a-supposed-key-human-species-heidelberg-man/