The latest article in a creationist journal perfectly exemplifies why almost no scientists takes Intelligent Design seriously. … More Another Impressive Year for the Creationist Journal BIO-Complexity [sic]
Hello friends. This is just a quick post to let you know that I will be delivering the annual Westbrook Lecture at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia on March 4th. The lecture still start at 3:00P.M. and here is a link to the EventBright: Established in 1912, The Westbrook Lectureship has been … More Written in the Scars: The Annual Westbrook Lecture
My laboratory recently published a paper detailing the discovery of new human-unique microRNA genes. … More Witnessing the birth of human-specific genes…
Correcting Intelligent Design creationists leads to some interesting drama. … More Behe, Bias, and Bears (Oh my!)
Doing battle with creationists may seem like a distraction, but it is important for public trust in science. … More ICYMI: My Presentation on Intelligent Design and Darwin Devolves at the CFI
These five women made possible the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of this decade. … More The Women Behind the Discovery of Richard III
The molecular details shed light on why COVID-19 is such a serious threat. … More 5 MORE Ways that COVID-19 is nothing like the flu (part 2 of 2)
In far too many articles, you will read that COVID-19 preys mostly on the elderly and those with pre-existing medical vulnerabilities. This is both true and misleading. Almost every illness, and certainly every infectious disease, is worse for those who already have other medical conditions, including the condition of being of advanced age. But COVID-19, … More I’m 41, Healthy, and Fit. And COVID-19 Still Got Me.
Two new books tackle the question of life and sentience and, together, they make a strong argument that neither may be as improbable as we thought. … More How Likely is Intelligent Life?