All Blog Posts Tagged 'biology' (10)

Coyotes in Our Midst - The Growth of Suburban-Dwelling Eastern Coyotes - A blog of biology by a person who lives with coyotes

For those of you who don't live in the United States, you should know that we actually have 2 species of coyote in this country: The Western Coyote and the Eastern Coyote. (Wiley Coyote from Looney Toons is a Western Coyote). 

Coyotes of both kinds have always been with us here. They have roamed this land since the days that Native American tribes wandered the trails. But... apparently Eastern Coyotes are causing a new problem for the modern world.

The Western Coyote is the one…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on July 9, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

The Evolutionary Purpose of Male Homosexuality

A recent show on the science channel alerted me to an interesting new hypothesis about the evolution of homosexuality. Contrary to popular thought, it does not appear to be an accident. (If anyone can find documentation about this new hypothesis... let me know). Particularly interesting is the behavior of primate males in family groups. As is well known, apes (such as chimanzees, bonobos, and gorillas) that live in family groups consist of many females, one dominant male that gets exclusive…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 111 Comments

Government petition against creationism in UK schools.

I would appreciate your support to raise awareness about  this petition to the US government about discouraging creationism in UK schools and forcing all schools to teach evolution as part of science.

To sign the petition you have to be a UK citizen or resident, so if you are or know of any, please sign it or make them aware of it, respectively.…

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Added by Luke Scientiae on August 18, 2011 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

Animal Intelligence: What defines it, and how do we recognize it?

   An article on bees and complex problem solving caught my attention today:  http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/10/bees-solve-complex-problems-faster-than-supercomputers.html It's one of several I've come across recently about animal intelligence and problem solving. The bees were able to solve an issue supercomputers have trouble with, and also recognize human…

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Added by Kirsten on July 1, 2011 at 2:24pm — 7 Comments

Happy Darwin Day!



Today is Charles Darwin's 202nd birthday, so I thought I'd share this great article by Roy Speckhardt on the Huffington Post with you in honor of him.

 

Celebrating Darwin Day

 

Roy Speckhardt

Executive…

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Added by Amanda Artman on February 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Is abortion murder?

Before answering this question, it is imperative to truly define murder. To me, “murder” is an intentional, malicious act which serves to terminate the biological functioning of an innocent individual. Of course, this definition then begs the question of what exactly constitutes an individual. Surely plants are not considered individuals, yet a coma patient is. I think that the easiest way to define an “individual person” is both the possession of an advanced central nervous system… Continue

Added by Shine on February 18, 2010 at 3:31pm — 59 Comments

Taking It Back: Scientific Education

During the Years of Creationism, that is, my theist years, I've shied away from science, executing the classic Just-Barely-Passing maneuver in all of my classes. Just recently, however, I've found that science, especially Biology, fascinates me to no end. I recently purchased three (old and "outdated", but still accurate) textbooks on Biology and Biochemistry. Upon reading through the first Biology textbook (haven't finished it, but I love it so far) I find I'm learning more about the human… Continue

Added by Samantha J. on November 29, 2009 at 7:52pm — 8 Comments

hey every one look at this t-shirt

hey every one look at this t-shirt heres the link: your Brain



it's like… Continue

Added by phillipmac88 on October 9, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Richard Milner Talk and the Darwin Lecture Series Talks

I'm going to be listening in Wednesday night, August 19, 2009 to hear natural historian Richard Milner discuss his new book Darwin's Universe: Evolution From A to Z. The talk is free to everyone and is accessible by phone or Skype. Hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin Facebook project, the talk is described this way:

Milner will help to set context for our…
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Added by Dave Nichols on August 17, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Ray Comfort's Pretty Nipples

Ray's Pretty Nipples



The spiritual Mac and Cheese daddy himself, Ray Comfort, is at it again. This time it’s nipples on men. I’m just going to have to let Ray speak for himself. It’s only right to let him fully clarify himself as a moron before berating him as one. Comfort says,



“It’s my guess that God gave men nipples for aesthetic purposes. Without them, an obvious "something"… Continue

Added by Chris on June 16, 2009 at 7:00pm — 17 Comments

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