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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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 […]