Joined: June 2008
Nice article in New Scientist on genome evolution -
I didn't notice any real howlers, as sometimes happens in NS, nor any overstatements that creationists will be all-to-happy to latch on to. Many of the points of James Shapiro on "natural genetic engineering" are included, such as whole genome duplication. However, while Shapiro's language is cringeworthily telic, this article is strong on the use of "mindless" in describing evolution. Why does our genome look the way it does? Thank some chance viral infections, acquisitions of transposons, WGD, etc. No plan necessary.
I’m referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
I’m not an evolutionist, I’m a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima