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Mutations are not as random as you think

Mutations are not as random as you think

The idea that mutations are random is an important concept for evolutionary theory. Yet, multiple areas of research are telling us that mutation placement and type are not at all random. There is also no reason to believe that mutation rates have remained constant...
The Improbable DNA Corkscrew

The Improbable DNA Corkscrew

Location: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, near Estero, Florida, USA We can only understand the size of DNA by comparing it to something else. If you, for example, scaled it up to the length of a major highway, how wide would it be? If you...
The fragility of DNA is the bane of Darwinism

The fragility of DNA is the bane of Darwinism

DNA can only withstand so much mutation and breakage before it breaks down. An amazing system of repair enzymes keeps decay in check, mostly. Yet, without the crazy complex system of DNA maintenance and repair, life cannot exist, which brings up questions of how we...