Building on the last article’s discussion of heredity and the genome, we need to take some time and discuss polyploidy. Polyploidy is probably a foreign word to many of you but it is a fairly straightforward word to understand. The prefix “poly” means many or multiple. The word “ploid” comes from Greek and roughly translates … Continue reading Polyploidy and the Genome (Research Article)
This article will be a bit of a change of pace from what has been previously covered. Up to now, the focus has been entirely on the created kind and the Linnaean species. However, in order to understand the deeper difference between a kind and a species, a surface knowledge of genetics and inheritance is … Continue reading Genetic Boundaries (Research Article)
It is certainly fair to question why the Biblical kind is a better concept than any given species concept. After all, the species idea has been around for centuries and has been functional for the purposes of science, at least so we have been told. That being the case, why should we replace it with this new, Biblical kind model that has never been used for science? That is a fair question. It raises a very interesting point. Are species even real?
I had a remarkable experience today which has sent me researching grasshoppers and physics. As I was leaving the parking lot of my work, I noticed a bright green grasshopper resting on the hood of my car. I didn't pay that much attention to it, figuring it would get blown off as my car sped … Continue reading Physics and Grasshopper Legs