April 17, 2009

A Very Nice Layperson’s Explanation of Recent Human Evolution

Posted in Science tagged , , , at 9:36 am by Andrew

Check out BoingBoing’s explanation of Ken Miller’s talk on chromosome fusion, which provides powerful confirmation of the shared ancestry between humans and apes.

One nit with the article: the author uses the term “chromosome” to mean “pair of chromosomes.” The fusion Miller describes occurred in pair 2, so humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 total) and apes have 24.

February 23, 2009

New Christian Link

Posted in Atheism, Creationism, Science tagged , , , , at 3:20 pm by Andrew

I added James McGrath’s blog, Exploring Our Matrix, to the Christian blogroll — it’s another Christian site that’s worth your time even if you’re an atheist. And if you’re a science-believing Christian, you’ll want McGrath’s post on the non-threat evolution poses to Scripture at your disposal.