With mixed sadness and excitement, I write this to announce that I am leaving Discovery Institute and moving on to a new adventure.
So far, Homo naledi reminds me of other hominin fossils whose “transitional” or “ancestral” status ultimately went belly up.
“Is information being created when we snap a picture of Niagara Falls?”
In Nature, Philip Ball acknowledges an “anxiety that admitting any uncertainty about the mechanisms of evolution will be exploited.”
The “Game of Life” is a computer simulation that’s meant to mimic living systems.
Before evolving new features, organisms would be swamped by genetic junk.
Here is a recent letter to the editor in the New York Times, by Dr. M. William Audeh at UCLA School of Medicine.
Plant geneticist Wolf-Ekkehard L�nnig argues that irreducibly complex structures may defy explanation by TEs or other Darwinian factors.
New genomes of different types of organisms are being sequenced and published on a regular basis.
Here is a video of a lecture, delivered last year at Case Western University, by University of Akron origin-of-life researcher Nita Sahai.