Adam Johnson's Blog – May 2009 Archive (3)

I just watched...

I just watched a life changing movie. I don't say that often. A lot of the information I already knew but it was presented nicely and with a berth of evidence. You can watch it free at http://zeitgeistmovie.com/. I HIGHLY recommend you watch it and get mad.

Added by Adam Johnson on May 16, 2009 at 12:02am — 6 Comments

Evolution Through Natural Selection: Does It Apply to Humans?

This is the question I have been working on of late. We know that stick bugs, for instance, are well adapted to blending in with their surroundings. The slowly evolved this defense mechanism over millions of years until it is pretty well prefected now. As the evolutionary timeline moved forward the stick bugs that looked most like a stick survived as the bright green stick bugs were eaten by birds. (This is a hypotheitcal scenario to make a point) Over time the ones that survived produced… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on May 6, 2009 at 10:26am — 16 Comments

New Discovery.. Kind of

I tend to keep up on what's going on in the science community, although I guess it makes sense considering I'm studying to be a scientist. On May 1, 2009 soft tissue was found in an 80m year old hadrosaur femur. This falls in line with only a hand-full of other soft tissue finds by Mary H. Schweitzer at NC State University (my school). The tissue found contains osteocytes, the cells used to build bones. You can read the article at sciencenews.org located at the bottom of this… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on May 3, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

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