|Tracy P. Hamilton
Joined: May 2006
|Quote (Seversky @ April 16 2011,12:04)|
|DeNews O'Leary gives another example, if any were needed, of the depths to which she is prepared to sink in order to spin a straightforward science story into anti-evolutionary propaganda.|
The post in question refers to an article in Nature News (14 April 2011) about research into the genetics of the peppered moth:
|Ilik Saccheri, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Liverpool, UK, and his colleagues have used molecular genetics to show that one mutation from a single ancestor causes increased dark pigment, called melanism, in the typically light-coloured moth. Their results are published today in Science1|
The spin is applied by implying that this research in some way further discredits Bernard Kettlewell's research into industrial melanism in the peppered moth. This is supported by inserting a lengthy quote which, at first glance, might appear to be from the Nature News piece. No other source is quoted. In fact it comes from this article from the so-called Center for Science and Culture written by the notorious Jonathan Wells published 30 September 2002.
As with kairosfocus's omission of the final sentence of the infamous Lewontin quote, however, the final paragraph of the Nature piece is not included:
|A greater understanding of the peppered moth's genetics will "complete the package" of research on "the best example of adaptation involving natural selection that we have", says Bruce Grant, a retired population geneticist from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.|
It must be Densey's IDea of providing context, having all of the text be an ideologue's opinion that basically says Nuh-uh!
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