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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...
How COVID-19 Testing Works

How COVID-19 Testing Works

There are three different COVID-19 tests in use today, with several variations of each on the market. What, exactly, do they do? How accurate are they? What can they tell us about this virus? Dr. C goes into the details, concluding that education is the best defense...
The octopus is from Mars, and other stories

The octopus is from Mars, and other stories

There are certain things in genetics that are truly shocking. Complexity (in this case, of the octopus genome), hybridization between species that are not in any way similar, ancient genetic connections between the Polynesians and the South Americans, and the...
Privacy is dead!

Privacy is dead!

Privacy is dead. It never existed online, but even more importantly modern genetics has destroyed any sense of privacy. With millions of people in online databases, and with many of those accessible to the public, almost everybody is essentially identifiable....
Patriarchal Drive

Patriarchal Drive

Patriarchal Drive is a strange phrase with profound implications. Simply put, very old people having children in a population adds many extra mutations per child. In the biblical model, centuries-old people would have been having children within a fairly small...