Why are people different from chimps??

Compare the DNA of two people and you see about three million base sequence differences and compare the DNA of a human and chimp and you see about thirty million. This is out of about three billion bases total. So, at the DNA level, people are about 99.9% identical to each other and about 99% … Read moreWhy are people different from chimps??

Mississippi says no to Personhood amendment

Last Tuesday in Mississippi the “personhood amendment” garnered only about 42 percent of votes and (fortunately) did not pass. This proposed amendment to the State Constitution stated, “life of an individual begins at fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof”. We wish to comment that this interpretation should raise serious doubts and concerns. The proposed … Read moreMississippi says no to Personhood amendment

Another important step towards a cure for aging

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Well, for the last couple of years General Electric has shown that it is possible to make billions and pay no taxes. And some recent startling advances in aging research suggest that Ben might have been wrong on both counts. … Read moreAnother important step towards a cure for aging

The DNA sequencing revolution and our designer genes future

Historians might refer to our current era as the Age of DNA Sequencing. There is an incredible technological revolution going on that is radically reducing the cost of DNA sequencing. The Human Genome Project, which determined the first complete Human DNA sequence, was completed about a decade ago, at a cost of over three billion … Read moreThe DNA sequencing revolution and our designer genes future

A fresh look at the Creation “Science” Museum

I recently blogged on a visit to the creation science museum, located not far from my home in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a creationist alternative to natural history museums. The creation museum attempts to provide scientific authenticity and respectability to the creationist view that the bible is literally true in every detail. That is, God … Read moreA fresh look at the Creation “Science” Museum