Doctors Don’t Like the Word “Evolution”

I’m guessing that some researcher wondered aloud in the cafeteria, “How come medical researchers don’t talk about the evolution of antibiotic resistance? I mean sure, they talk about it, but they don’t call it evolution.” This article in PLoS Biology attempts to measure this observation. In a nutshell, they found that biology journals say that… Continue reading Doctors Don’t Like the Word “Evolution”

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Gil Dodgen: Uncommonly Dense

Gil Dodgen posted the following over at Uncommon Descent: All computational evolutionary algorithms artificially isolate the effects of random mutation on the underlying machinery: the CPU instruction set, operating system, and algorithmic processes responsible for the replication process. If the blind-watchmaker thesis is correct for biological evolution, all of these artificial constraints must be eliminated.… Continue reading Gil Dodgen: Uncommonly Dense