Recently discovered blog that is well worth reading and signing on.
While much of the minutia is beyond me and there is no mention of Liverpool anywhere, if you want some excellent ammo against those Young Earth Creationist Wallies then this site has all the firepower you could ever need.
One of the most common charges levied against evolutionary biology is that it’s a useless science with no applications in the real world. If this was true it wouldn’t do anything to tarnish the validity of the evolutionary biology research, despite what many anti-evolutionists would have you believe. After all, the mark of a valid scientific theory isn’t the ability to derive lots of technological or humanitarian advances (although it’s obviously a nice bonus), but the ability to accurately describe existing data and predict future data. That being said, I’ll demonstrate here using just a specific set of examples that the charge that evolutionary biology is useless is patently false in the first place.
One of the most basic tools in the arsenal of an evolutionary biologist is the ability to construct phylogenetic trees from a dataset of characters to visualise the evolutionary relationships between a set of organisms. In the…
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