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Albert Perry carried a secret in his DNA: a Y chromosome so distinctive that it reveals new information about the origin of our species. It shows that the last common male ancestor down the paternal line of our species is over twice as old as we thought.…Continue
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This week on the show:
Dr. Jessica Pierce! Dr. Pierce holds a position of Faculty Associate at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Working in bioethics, she is the author or co-author of Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics, Contemporary Bioethics: A Reader With…Continue
Last night on PBS NOVA aired a new showed entitled "What Darwin Never Knew." It is 2 hours of fascinating insight on recent scientific developments into the "how to's" of evolutionary biology. Explanations on homo sapien's brain expansion, DNA switches, analysis of the human genome, and genetic mutation are clearly and graphically presented. I really can't recommend this particular programming enough. The god equation loses great "face" in the process.
few things before we begin:
first, i want to say thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest to win a signed copy of J. Anderson Thomson's new book Why We Believe in God(s). if you were among those that entered i expect my contact at Pitchstone Publishing, the book's publisher, to have the winners for me shortly. i'll be announcing them on Twitter followed by a post Think Atheist. if you want the news as fast as possible your best bet is to…Continue