Category Archives: Mutation

About That Mutations-Are-Always-Bad Creationist Idiocy… (Again)

Mutations can restore function. Don’t tell the creationists.
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Senator Brownback Is a F-cking Moron

And in other news, dog bites man. Would the NY Times have printed an op-ed allowing a flat-earther to explain why he believes the earth is flat? Because that’s what they did when they ran Brownback’s defense of intelligent design creationism. And there’s nothing original in Brownback’s op-ed either.
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About Beneficial Mutations

From the archives comes this bit about the ludicrous (and willful) misunderstanding that creationists have regarding ‘beneficial’ mutations,
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I See Stupid People: The Michael Egnor Edition

Luskin and Egnor himself are treating this as a case of arrogant Ph.D.s beating up on a simple country neurosurgeon who is armed only with common sense. This is a lie.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Conservatives, Evolution, Fucking Morons, Microbiology, Mutation, Public Health, The War on Science | 13 Comments

Fascinating Book About Right Wing Authoritarianism

And it’s free! Bob Altemeyer, whose work on the authoritarian mind significantly influenced John Dean’ Without Conscience, has released a free online book, The Authoritarians, which is about, well, authoritarians.
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Conservapedia Mistates Mutation

Some of my fellow ScienceBloglings have written about Conservapedia’s treatment of evolution. What has always puzzled me about creationists is the rather frequent denial of mutation. For example, in the section on macroevolution, titled “Is the theory of macroevolution true?“*–which should tell you what’s to come right away, the entry reads…
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Calling All Oncologists

There’s an article in the New Scientist about researchers who are using dichloroacetate (‘DCA’) to treat many different cancers.
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I See Stupid People: the Mutation Edition

Tara and Revere are both confronting the creationist anti-mutation ‘argument.’
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