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Where is Christopher Hitchens when you need him?

Not that long ago today, I read an article in the NYT about the age old battle between Darwinism and Creationism (I don’t even like to credit this theory with an actual capital letter ), and whilst I feel for the professor and the task at hand, I don’t understand the need for  a class in Biology to argue the validity of its own subject matter by giving credence to a non-argument. 311 more words


The Selfish Gene Illusion

Richard Dawkins regards evolution as a process which is driven by and operates for the benefit of  genes. He expressed this fairly clearly in The Extended Phenotype. 3,295 more words

Innate Deceiver

Adam Levine and Signaling Theory

Maroon 5 has a new single.  It’s called ‘Maps’ – maybe you’ve heard it?  You’ll know it when you do, because, even though most it of it sounds exactly like all other Maroon 5 songs (not that there’s anything wrong with that), there is one distinctive feature: right after the chorus, Adam Levine (a high singer under normal circumstances), sings, “Following, following, following.”  Or, he doesn’t so much sing it as melodiously squeak it. 363 more words


Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Eugenics and Natural Selection

I went out to see the movie Maze Runner last night and I must say I was pleasantly surprised!  I walked into that theater last night expecting a poor man’s Hunger Games but boy was I wrong!   903 more words

Sci-Fi Story

Psychology an introduction to your first lessons

The first thing I will be writing about is the Key approaches in Psychology and they are as follows:

  • Biological- Biopsychology
  • Behavioural
  • Social Learning
  • Cognitive…
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Survival Of The Fittest

The first instinct is survival. You have to keep going, even if you don’t know where it is you’re headed. When caterpillars make a home for themselves and lay in it, they have no idea what will happen when they get out. 163 more words

Tackling the GMO problem. Part 5. What the heck is a Genetic Modification anyway?

There are three general types of Genetic Modification as I define them, and will be discussing them as follows:

Artificial Selection (can be facilitated by radiation or mutagens.) 2,034 more words