Luck… Chance… Gods…
Its mostly luck, which determined the success of a person in life, according to a new research.  It is mostly luck which determined reproductive success.  Its mostly luck which determines the survivability of a species.  In a world of chance, we insist on believing that it is us who determine our future. […]
Editing DNA vs. Evolution. Change vs. One. A battle lost before it even starts.
Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex behavior, from unlocking an aquarium tank and escaping to instantaneous skin camouflage to hide from predators. A new study suggests their evolutionary path to neural sophistication includes a novel mechanism: Prolific RNA editing at the expense of evolution in their genomic DNA.
Computers listening to humans. Humans becoming like computers…
Speech recognition software isn’t perfect, but it is a little closer to human this week, as a Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research team reached a major milestone in speech-to-text development: The system reached a historically low word error rate of 5.9 percent, equal to the accuracy of a professional (human) transcriptionist. The system can discern […]
“How” evolution works: Axioms and arrogance in today’s science… [OR: Why we need a philosophical tsunami to break the tea cup]
Research led by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the University of Washington has shown that the biological diversity needed for evolution can be generated by changes in protein modifications. The findings, published in Science, provide valuable insights into how different species adapt to different environments and could shed light on how pathogens evolve and […]
Evolution. Possibilities. Capabilities. Reality.
Fish that have an affinity for land are rather common – 130 fish species are at least in part amphibious. Most of them stay out of water for a matter of seconds or minutes (scooting between ponds or hopping between tidal pools), but a few can live out of water for hours and days. The […]
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