Tag: DNA

DNA and Information Code

DNA and Information Code

I had a twitter exchange with an atheist a while back. He claimed that DNA was neither functional information nor code. He was obviously not well-read on the topic and was merely repeating what he had been told. So I challenged him to produce a peer-reviewed paper that said DNA was neither information nor code. … Continue reading DNA and Information Code

Acetylaldehyde and Life

Acetylaldehyde and Life

A recent study out of Germany has raised a few eyebrows in the origin of life community. The study, from a university in Munich, is claiming that the componentry of DNA could have arisen millions of years before they had previously thought.  However, digging into the study, reveals some very startling disparities between the claims, … Continue reading Acetylaldehyde and Life

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Limits of Natural Selection

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Limits of Natural Selection

In order to understand natural selection and how it affects populations, it is necessary to understand something about genetics. I used some terms in the previous chapter which I did not define, but which bear strongly on the natural selection issue. Therefore, this chapter will include a basic primer on genetics, and how genes are … Continue reading RESEARCH ARTICLE: Limits of Natural Selection

Genetic Boundaries (Research Article)

Genetic Boundaries (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)