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mark a rayner: After the Clown Apocalypse

Like all pandemics, the Bozo Virus ran its course. For those of us who were immune, we had to watch society go mad with clowning. Some saw the horrors of chainsaw juggling. Others experienced the exquisite madness of of buffoonibalism. We were there to witness the collapse of a global economy, the end of civilization . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: After the Clown Apocalypse

Eclectic Lip: Back from Happy Hawaii

Synchronized phoning, coming soon to a summer Olympics near you…

Trivia note: Swedish supergroup Abba’s “Why did it have to be me” was originally titled (and lyricized) as “Happy Hawaii”. But those of you who also secretly bought the 4-CD ABBA box set without admitting it to your friends, already knew that! 🙂

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Molly'sBlog: THE RNA WORLD:CHAPTER ONE

THE RNA WORLD: CHAPTER 1The RNA World: Third Edition. Raymond F. Gesteland, Thomas R. Cech and John F. Atkins eds., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor New York 2006. ISBN: 0-87969-739-3     In the beginning was … . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: THE RNA WORLD:CHAPTER ONE

Molly'sBlog: THE RNA WORLD:CHAPTER ONE

THE RNA WORLD: CHAPTER 1The RNA World: Third Edition. Raymond F. Gesteland, Thomas R. Cech and John F. Atkins eds., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor New York 2006. ISBN: 0-87969-739-3     In the beginning was the nucleoside, and the nucleoside was of the tribe of base and the tribe of pentose. And . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: THE RNA WORLD:CHAPTER ONE

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: We are Stardust… and Viral Genes

In her classic song, Woodstock, Joni Mitchell ended with the chorus: We are stardust Billion-year-old carbon We are golden Caught in the devil’s bargain And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden Which most people assume is merely poetic licence. Well, Joni wasn’t wrong: we – and every living thing on our planet . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: We are Stardust… and Viral Genes

drive-by planet: Groundbreaking genome research explodes ‘one people’ myth of Jewish history

Eran Elhaik, an Israeli-American geneticist working out of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, recently had his research published in the prestigious journal Genome Biology Evolution. The groundbreaking study  – The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and Khazarian Hypotheses – explodes the commonly held belief that present day . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Groundbreaking genome research explodes ‘one people’ myth of Jewish history

The Scott Ross: A Genetic Justification For Liberalism

It’s little wonder that liberalism endorses science when no other ideology is more endorsed by it.

Foundational liberal principles have been recently strengthened by new research, solidifying the ideology not just in abstract philosophy but empirically in human nature.

The liberal belief in equality and that government has a role in actively improving society . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Genetic Justification For Liberalism