A recent study from the University of Buffalo has raised some very interesting points, as well as some ethical concerns The researchers were able to wirelessly control a gene in lab-grown tissue. The researchers speculated that this could be used to help cure cancer and some other diseases. While the editing itself is interesting, what … Continue reading Hacking Genes
The title of this chapter is deliberately provocative, but is also a quote from Mike Riddle, head of Creation Training Initiative, and former speaker for Answers in Genesis. Riddle made the comment offhand during a lecture he delivered in Washington state in answer to an audience question. Riddle’s comment represents a secondary trend in creationist … Continue reading RESEARCH ARTICLE: Does Natural Selection “Degrade God”?
As I’ve previously written, I’ve gotten back into the fishkeeping hobby on the side of my writing. One of the fish I am keeping currently is a member of a very special family of fish known as the Goodeidae family, or the Goodeids in the aquarist jargon. Goodeids are mostly livebearing fish found largely in … Continue reading Baraminology of Goodeidae
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