Epigenetic mechanisms which involve biochemical alterations to DNA structure have been documented to result in heritable changes in gene expression. Unlike mutations, however, epigenetic changes do not involve changes in the primary DNA sequence, such that a nucleotide would change into a different nucleotide. Nevertheless, the field of epigenetics has been a fertile ground for […]Read more "The Charade of Epigenetic Evolution"
It takes the processes of scientific thought to look beyond the prejudice that human intuition so inconveniently sets upon our views of the natural world. The natural world operates not according to our preconceptions and short-sight but rather according to logical consequences of reasoned thought. The fictional detective Sherlock Holmes once reflected that “it is […]Read more "Remembering Charles Darwin"
Penguins can fly? The title of this article is sure to elicit raised eyebrows and deep furrows of confusion, but it is true — penguins do, in fact, fly. But, they fly underwater. Penguin flippers evolved in order to “fly” underwater, employing similar mechanisms of flight that birds use. Penguin wings are modified as paddles that […]Read more "Penguins Can Fly!"
Dear readers, I am writing this blog post to address the fallacious arguments presented by Dr Ben Carson with regards to the theory of evolution. My attention was recently diverted to this youtube video, where Carson gives a lecture about “the flaws in evolutionary theory”. It is complete nonsense and demonstrates Dr Carson’s limited knowledge […]Read more "Ben Carson Presents Misinformed Arguments against Evolution"