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Waco or Wacko? You decide…

Came across this article about Bill Nye (remember him? The Science Guy) giving a presentation in Waco, TX about… you guessed it… science. I’m gonna start off by saying that, while I am not religious in any way (I consider myself a bitĀ atheistĀ and a bit agnostic), I have absolutely no problem with people who practice religion and actually believe what they practice… so long as they have some common sense about it. Heck, even the Catholic Church admitted that the story of the world being created in seven days wasn’t completely accurate, that the story is just a story to make a point and to explain something that couldn’t previously be explained. Continue reading Waco or Wacko? You decide…

Evolution on Speed

So I may not post a whole lot or really get into a whole lot about stuff related to my major, but I came across an article today from National Geographic about a bunch of lizards transplanted from one island to a neighboring island. The lizards managed to evolve in a 30 year period. The experiment was never meant to last that long, but because the island is part of Croatia and there was a war in the mid-90’s, the scientists couldn’t get back there when they had originally planned.

Now, I have a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I happen to be a science junkie and love this kind of stuff, especially when it basically proves everything I had learned about evolution. Evolution does not normally happen in such a short period of time. The article said it would be the equivalent of humans gaining a new appendix with a new purpose in a few hundred years (that may not mean much to some, but humans haven’t changed so drastically in many thousands of years).

I’m really curious what the creationists will have to say about this…

I found it on Boing Boing.