All Blog Posts Tagged 'genetic' (3)

The Violinist's thumb

The post title is the title of a new book I just read by Sam Kean. I highly recommend it.

It's about our genes: Some history, tidbits of fascinating information (like Paganini's exceptional abilility to play the violin, thanks to his genetically deformed fingers), and the explanations of how and why DNA works the way it does.

All sorts of people are written about--Darwin, Lincoln, Mendel, John F. Kennedy, and many more. The book is a good mix of fun and science. And no mention…

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Added by Randall Smith on January 14, 2013 at 7:53am — 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

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