All Blog Posts Tagged 'dna' (10)

Rewinding evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with 'alligator-like' snout

Scientists have undone the progress made by evolution by altering chicken DNA to create embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period…

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Added by Brady on August 19, 2011 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

Mormons are Perfectly Content to be Dishonest With Themselves

Mormonism has a holy book, much like the bible, which they consider the "keystone of their religion". This is the Book of Mormon (BoM). They claim, and have claimed all along, that if this book is true then the church is true. If it is false, then the church is false. They have always been willing to state this, though they obviously do not mean it...because modern technology has proven the claims of the Book of Mormon are not true. Based on the bold claims, you would think that Mormons… Continue

Added by Larry Huffman on June 10, 2010 at 1:11pm — 5 Comments

AC Article: Evolution: Mutations, Natural Selection, Genetic Drift and Speciation

In Evolution: The Basics I gave the basics of evolution including mutations, natural selection and speciation in this I will go into further detail about these as well as go into genetic drift



Mutations

Mutations are random changes in the sequence of the nucleotide base pares (bases for short) of DNA. The bases are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C). It is these that code your genes and it is your genes that determines your inherited traits… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on February 28, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

is evolution a repeatable science?

An occasionally used creationist tactic is declaring that evolution isn’t a scientific theory but a circular argument preached with the zeal of a religion. Evolution, they say, isn’t repeatable under laboratory conditions and if it’s not repeatable, it’s not science. Can we put evolutionary mechanisms to the test and show exactly how we can reproduce them in a lab?

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Added by Greg F. on January 22, 2009 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

To Clarify My Position

I had a discussion with a friend the other day about religion - surprise, eh? - and in the wake of that I should probably briefly clarify my views.



I would love religion to vanish, but that's not a reasonable thing to want or strive for. I really don't mind religion as long as it doesn't affect the outside world. My main issue, which I think a few people have misunderstood (probably because I ramble and rant) is that religion isn't open to question and criticism, seemingly because… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:59am — No Comments

Keep It Inside Your Head Or Your Head Is Forfeit (Bitch)

Further to my note of a few days ago, about the Sikh girl who managed to get her personal delusions championed over mere secular beliefs.



It occurs to me that the position religion occupies within the British judicial system – or seeks to occupy, with a great deal of success – is similar to the position it seeks to occupy in science. Fundamentalist religion challenges a varied range of scientific theories, but the alternative hypotheses supplied often function as refutations of… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

Religion: Removes 100% Of All Known Consequences

This just in: the world is stupid. Again.



A Sikh girl, attending a school with a no jewellery policy, was excluded for wearing a religious bracelet. The report on this, which was dripping with shots of the girl staring bleakly through windows, detailed how she was winning support and legal advice on the issue.



To me, it seems reasonably simple. No jewellery. Religious jewellery is still just jewellery, worn for entirely personal reasons. See my rant on Secular\Non Secular… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:53am — No Comments

Why Are Religious And Secular Fashions Different?

I’ve been thinking about some stuff recently. It’s sort of interesting, but hardly very original. Stick around, though – this will likely anger or confuse you.



I work in Vodafone now, which as you may know is a nest of fouls. My job so far has required me to stand at the door and apprehend all comers for the purposes of selling them a Nokia N95. This means I see a lot of people per day. Some of them are hilarious. Here’s some examples:



The utterly punked-up guy who had… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really start…

Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really started using the internet to rape fundamentalists; there are, of course, countless other hilarious things that come up in conversation, and countless other hilarious proofs against God. This is a very small starting point, but it amused me.



1. “Biological life cannot come into existence from… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:06am — No Comments

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