If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Saturday, April 29, 2017

artificial selection

Evolution at Warp Speed. In the 1960s, Soviet geneticists secretly set out to turn wild foxes into dogs. After a few decades, descendants of wild foxes began to roll on their backs for belly rubs. Jennie Erin Smith reviews “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)” by Lee Alan Dugatkin & Lyudmila Trut.

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal:

Interesting article. I added How To Tame a Fox and Build a Dog to my Amazon wish list.

"Into the ’50s, even after Stalin’s death and the discovery of DNA, any Soviet scientist interested in genetics or evolutionary biology had to cloak his or her work in some other guise."

This means America's evolution deniers have Stalin on their side, not to mention the Islamic State terrorists.

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