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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2015,12:20   

http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2015....nt-form

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Some of you will recognize the names of the guest editors. Jim Shapiro is one of the poster boys of Intelligent Design Creationism because he attacks evolutionary theory. He's one of the founders of the "The Third Way."

You may be less familiar with Shi Huang. He is also part of the Third Way movement but we've recently learned a lot more about him because he posts comments under the name "gnomon." You can see some of his comments in this thread: Ford Doolittle talks about transposons, junk DNA, ENCODE, and how science should work. Shi Huang appears to have a great deal of difficulty expressing himself in a rational manner.


On an unrelated note, jerry coyne has been banned from Facebook.

All in all, not a good day.

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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2015,15:55   

Now this is interesting: apparently we are all descended from Archaea:
http://www.pnas.org/content....bstract
I've only read the abstract, but I now want to go to a hot mud pit and hug a relative.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2015,19:25   

Quote (Bob O'H @ May 11 2015,13:55)
Now this is interesting: apparently we are all descended from Archaea:
http://www.pnas.org/content....bstract
I've only read the abstract, but I now want to go to a hot mud pit and hug a relative.

There's a monster truck rally nearby?

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2015,21:14   

Interesting. That seems to swap a couple of the branches of the "eocyte tree" alternative mentioned on TOL http://tolweb.org/Life_on....1 as well as putting eukaryotes closer to a particular subset of Euryarchaeota than to other subsets of that group.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 12 2015,09:34   

Quote (midwifetoad @ May 11 2015,13:20)
http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2015.......nt-form

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Some of you will recognize the names of the guest editors. Jim Shapiro is one of the poster boys of Intelligent Design Creationism because he attacks evolutionary theory. He's one of the founders of the "The Third Way."

You may be less familiar with Shi Huang. He is also part of the Third Way movement but we've recently learned a lot more about him because he posts comments under the name "gnomon." You can see some of his comments in this thread: Ford Doolittle talks about transposons, junk DNA, ENCODE, and how science should work. Shi Huang appears to have a great deal of difficulty expressing himself in a rational manner.


On an unrelated note, jerry coyne has been banned from Facebook.

All in all, not a good day.

say what now?

   
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 12 2015,12:40   

Quote (stevestory @ May 12 2015,09:34)
Quote (midwifetoad @ May 11 2015,13:20)
http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2015.......nt-form

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Some of you will recognize the names of the guest editors. Jim Shapiro is one of the poster boys of Intelligent Design Creationism because he attacks evolutionary theory. He's one of the founders of the "The Third Way."

You may be less familiar with Shi Huang. He is also part of the Third Way movement but we've recently learned a lot more about him because he posts comments under the name "gnomon." You can see some of his comments in this thread: Ford Doolittle talks about transposons, junk DNA, ENCODE, and how science should work. Shi Huang appears to have a great deal of difficulty expressing himself in a rational manner.


On an unrelated note, jerry coyne has been banned from Facebook.

All in all, not a good day.

say what now?

What.

Jerry Coyne's Facebook page has been taken down by FaceBook management. No reason given, other than a generic violation of terms.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 12 2015,12:48   

Quote (midwifetoad @ May 12 2015,12:40)
 
Quote (stevestory @ May 12 2015,09:34)
 
Quote (midwifetoad @ May 11 2015,13:20)
http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2015.......nt-form

Code Sample
Some of you will recognize the names of the guest editors. Jim Shapiro is one of the poster boys of Intelligent Design Creationism because he attacks evolutionary theory. He's one of the founders of the "The Third Way."

You may be less familiar with Shi Huang. He is also part of the Third Way movement but we've recently learned a lot more about him because he posts comments under the name "gnomon." You can see some of his comments in this thread: Ford Doolittle talks about transposons, junk DNA, ENCODE, and how science should work. Shi Huang appears to have a great deal of difficulty expressing himself in a rational manner.


On an unrelated note, jerry coyne has been banned from Facebook.

All in all, not a good day.

say what now?

What.

Jerry Coyne's Facebook page has been taken down by FaceBook management. No reason given, other than a generic violation of terms.

It's up now.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 12 2015,13:33   

Still under investigation.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 13 2015,20:37   

I'm sure you've seen it by now, but here's a link to the paper about the chicken embryo growing a snout instead of a beak: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi....pdf

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 13 2015,23:45   

Quote (OgreMkV @ May 13 2015,20:37)
I'm sure you've seen it by now, but here's a link to the paper about the chicken embryo growing a snout instead of a beak: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi............pdf

I remain unsurprised that birds are dinosaurs. When I was age two my parents acquired a free range egg farm. People don't remember much from that age,  but I recall being attacked by raptors that were nearly as tall as I was. If my parents were not around,  the roosters would do their best to kill me.

I've seen chickens stalk cats using tactics not unlike those in the Jurassic Park movie.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 15 2015,09:17   

Quote (midwifetoad @ May 14 2015,00:45)
Quote (OgreMkV @ May 13 2015,20:37)
I'm sure you've seen it by now, but here's a link to the paper about the chicken embryo growing a snout instead of a beak: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi............pdf

I remain unsurprised that birds are dinosaurs. When I was age two my parents acquired a free range egg farm. People don't remember much from that age,  but I recall being attacked by raptors that were nearly as tall as I was. If my parents were not around,  the roosters would do their best to kill me.

I've seen chickens stalk cats using tactics not unlike those in the Jurassic Park movie.

I recall being attacked by chickens/roosters/geese on the farm.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 15 2015,12:10   

In the cold light of day, my reference to the movie seems a bit silly. The movie makers almost certainly modeled the raptors' moves after birds, which makes my comment circular.

And except for a few seconds of screen time, the raptors were guys in rubber suits, which probably explains why they were larger than any raptor known at the time.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 15 2015,14:07   

http://news.discovery.com/animals....514.htm

Warm-blooded fish identified.

Edited by midwifetoad on May 15 2015,14:08

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(Permalink) Posted: May 19 2015,21:59   

Does anyone have experience with an online quiz system?

Preferred features:

* Free, open source

* Runs on LAMP architecture (assuming hosting rather than a service

* Easy user specification of multiple choice and short answer questions in arbitrary order

* Fast compilation of results plus result stats

Looking for something that workshop attendees could use, with results immediately available.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2015,09:57   

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-10....disease

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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2015,12:43   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 20 2015,09:57)
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-10....disease

Big Pharma is watching. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2015,19:27   

seems like i read about a drug within the last few years that could take bad cholesterol so low docs were worried, it was such unknown territory.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2015,13:53   

http://www.bbc.com/news....3510288

Link from dinosaur > bird?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2015,15:53   

cool

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2015,13:01   

First near-Earth-size planet in “habitable zone” around sun-like star confirmed by NASA

Earff: Maybe Not So Privileged.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 26 2015,13:14   

wired on crispr

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 28 2015,01:23   

Quote (stevestory @ July 26 2015,13:14)
wired on crispr

Am I of an apocalyptical mind when I feel like asking: When will the ultimate djinn be unbottled?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 28 2015,10:35   

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wired on crispr


Am I of an apocalyptical mind when I feel like asking: When will the ultimate djinn be unbottled?

Reminds me of Ice-9.

Edited by midwifetoad on July 28 2015,10:36

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(Permalink) Posted: July 28 2015,14:00   

Quote (Quack @ July 28 2015,02:23)
Quote (stevestory @ July 26 2015,13:14)
wired on crispr

Am I of an apocalyptical mind when I feel like asking: When will the ultimate djinn be unbottled?


   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 02 2015,10:23   

To be fair, China is working on its problems.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 07 2015,05:46   

http://throb.gizmodo.com/dashing....2325346

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 08 2015,20:56   

Live deep ocean vent cams!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2015,19:58   

The ocean might be trying to vent, but with all that biomass living there the vent might be having trouble venting!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2015,18:01   

heathrow says ice is liquid, not solid

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2015,19:55   

Quote (stevestory @ Sep. 10 2015,18:01)
heathrow says ice is liquid, not solid

Well, I guess we know what Joe's current job is.

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