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Ostentatious Luxury

Happy hour in the sweet spot between survival, adaptation and evolution, thermocline dispersal and communal frenzy, naturalistic and surrealistic, many worlds encompass multidimensional geometry interlinking the species for future enterprise.

Evolution at Two Levels: On Genes and Form

Evolution at 2 Levels: Genes &
Formhttp://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.0030245 Reg evol likely for genes in mult tissues, w. pleiotropic coding SNPs & mult CRMs

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One critical parameter that affects the relative contribution of different genetic mechanisms to anatomical variation is the pleiotropy of mutations []. 402 more words

SciLit

Myosin gene mutation correlates with anatomical changes in the human lineage : Abstract : Nature

From S Caroll, “Many approaches are being taken, and a few intriguing associations of candidate genes and the evolution of particular traits have been discovered, such as the…MYH16 muscle-specific myosin pseudogene and the evolutionary reduction of the masticatory apparatus.” 113 more words

SciLit

The Myth of Masculinity

I went for dinner once with some friends of mine. After rigorously analysing and re-analysing the menu I eventually reached a definitive yet delicately poised consensus in my mind over what I wished to order. 1,245 more words

Politics

That Twinkle In Your Eye

Light takes up to 2.9 million years to travel from the Sun’s core to its surface.

It then travels the entire 93,000,000 miles (1 AU) to Earth in just 8 minutes and 19 seconds. 357 more words

Physics

Talking Buffalos

I love my night time snuggles with my 6 year old just as much as my 2 year old loves her mid-day snuggles on the couch with her sis. 192 more words

Parenting

Creationism vs. The Big Bang

For me it is easier to believe in The Big Bang than it is to believe that everything was created by some all powerful thing. I don’t believe we’re here by accident. 300 more words

Atheism