Human Genetics Confirms Mutations as the Drivers of Diversity and Evolution

Human Genetics Confirms Mutations as the Drivers of Diversity and Evolution

The purpose of this post is to outline 3 lines of evidence from the field of human genetics that clearly demonstrate that the slow accumulation of mutations over generations is responsible for the genetic diversity of modern human populations, and that the same process is responsible for the genetic differences we have compared with chimpanzees, … Continue reading Human Genetics Confirms Mutations as the Drivers of Diversity and Evolution

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Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 6: Jeanson’s Fulcrum Fails

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 6: Jeanson’s Fulcrum Fails

Part 1: Introduction and the Introduction Part 2: Darwin Didn't Know About Chromosomes! Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0 Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter Part 6: Jeanson's Fulcrum Fails Part 7: TBA Part 8: TBA Part 9: TBA Part 10: TBA To those who have … Continue reading Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 6: Jeanson’s Fulcrum Fails

Pseudogenes Testify to the Evolutionary History of Animals

Pseudogenes Testify to the Evolutionary History of Animals

I’ve written about pseudogenes before on this blog, but I focused on their application to dating species divergence times and their implications for common ancestry amongst those species. This time I’m going to focus on their ability to inform us about the phenotypes of an animal's evolutionary ancestors. The principle is simple, and I’ll illustrate … Continue reading Pseudogenes Testify to the Evolutionary History of Animals

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter

Part 1: Introduction and the Introduction Part 2: Darwin Didn't Know About Chromosomes! Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0 Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter Part 6: Jeanson's Fulcrum Fails Part 7: TBA Part 8: TBA Part 9: TBA Part 10: TBA Now for the final … Continue reading Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us

Part 1: Introduction and the Introduction Part 2: Darwin Didn't Know About Chromosomes! Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0 Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter Part 6: Jeanson's Fulcrum Fails Part 7: TBA Part 8: TBA Part 9: TBA Part 10: TBA In this chapter, Jeanson … Continue reading Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0

Part 1: Introduction and the Introduction Part 2: Darwin Didn't Know About Chromosomes! Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0 Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter Part 6: Jeanson's Fulcrum Fails Part 7: TBA Part 8: TBA Part 9: TBA Part 10: TBA We're now embarking on … Continue reading Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 2: Darwin Didn’t Know About Chromosomes!

Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 2: Darwin Didn’t Know About Chromosomes!

Part 1: Introduction and the Introduction Part 2: Darwin Didn't Know About Chromosomes! Part 3: Darwin 1, Old-Timey Creationists 0 Part 4: All Your Evidence Are Belong To Us Part 5: An Admittedly Weak Chapter Part 6: Jeanson's Fulcrum Fails Part 7: TBA Part 8: TBA Part 9: TBA Part 10: TBA   Here we go … Continue reading Reviewing “Replacing Darwin” – Part 2: Darwin Didn’t Know About Chromosomes!