Tag Archives: Evolution

Evolution of Lactose Tolerance

Fascinating look at the genetic evolution of lactose tolerance; the reason my sister can down a litre of milk a day. To repurpose a handy metaphor, let’s call two of the first Homo sapiens Adam and Eve. By the time they welcomed their firstborn, that rascal Cain, into the world, 2 million centuries of evolution […]

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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/09/article-1179926-04DFBB0C000005DC-319_468x479.jpg A cute and cuddly primate interacts with a lemur.

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Secrets of the Phallus: Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=secrets-of-the-phallus A neat find by the newly-squeamish BobbyVardar about the anatomy of the human penis. After reading the term “cervical mucus”, I have to admit to feeling a bit queasy myself, but it is interesting stuff. Also, they provide a handy recipe for making your own seminal fluid – perfect for those of us who […]

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“The Twelve Days of Darwin”, by Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.

http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/12daysofdarwin.html A Darwinist Christmas carol. I had originally Stumbled right past this, but caught a glimpse of the last line and decided it deserved a thumb-up.

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Creation “Science” Is the Christian Rights Trojan Horse Against Reason | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/rights/49811/ This article – pilfered from RedShift13 – is actually a refutation of Creationist indoctrination methods, but the description of exhibits reads like one of the best comedies Hollywood has never produced. If it weren’t for all the Creationist loonies that no doubt frequent these “museums”, I think I’d have it would make for a […]

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Boing Boing: Boing Boings $250,000 Intelligent Design challenge (UPDATED: $1 million)

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/08/19/boing_boings_250000_.html I am pleased to announce that the flying spaghetti monster has reached the next step towards becoming an actual religion. The joke is, it’s still more plausible than Scientology!

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BBC Science | Human Body & Mind | Language of Love

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/articles/emotions/lonelyhearts.shtml I think “stolen from exploding-heart” is the most oft-written phrase in my stumbling! Today he found this article, whose contents are not exactly news but contains this kicker of a line: “In evolutionary history, by the time a woman got to be 45, she’d have had five children and various parasites. She wouldn’t have […]

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