You have the eye of a fish and the DNA of a Neanderthal, but what are you doing with that big brain?

It’s been a huge couple of weeks in evolutionary biology:  Three teams of scientists, studying three separate periods spanning 450 million years make surprising discoveries about our bodies, our culture, and our ancestors. The human eye is an amazing organ, the origins of which are ancient and shrouded in mystery.  Complex eyes, from people to… Continue reading You have the eye of a fish and the DNA of a Neanderthal, but what are you doing with that big brain?

Biden: Good luck and Godspeed finally getting us out of Afghanistan

President Biden announces a full pull out by September 11, 2021.  Technically, it’s a delay from Trump’s planned withdrawal on May 1, but either way all fair minded observers should hope he can succeed where both his predecessors failed and end one of the longest wars in US history. President Joe Biden and I finally… Continue reading Biden: Good luck and Godspeed finally getting us out of Afghanistan

Budget Reconciliation: No longer for budgets, and the more bills the merrier, whether or not they have anything to do with one another

The Senate Parliamentarian ruled this week that the Democrats can pass as many bills as they want, contravening 50 years of precedent and further eroding the basics of the English language.  Welcome to a world where infrastructure is no longer infrastructure, budgets are no longer budgets, and one bill per year could be an infinity… Continue reading Budget Reconciliation: No longer for budgets, and the more bills the merrier, whether or not they have anything to do with one another

Designing self-replicating cells one gene at a time and solving the mystery of the origins of life

Meet JCVI-syn3A, the world’s first self-reproducing synthetic organism.  This tiny little microbe was designed by trial and error in a lab and is capable of both maintaining its own internal structure and creating copies of itself, just like a real cell.  The implications for medicine and our understanding of ourselves are, needless to say, enormous.… Continue reading Designing self-replicating cells one gene at a time and solving the mystery of the origins of life

Cancel Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, again, biological sex, sheet music, Ken Burns, and the entire state of Georgia?

The woke continue to march, labelling formerly beloved leaders as “oppressors,” rewriting the history of a Founding Father, claiming biological sex is problematic, launching a war on sheet music and Ken Burns, and of course the entire state of Georgia.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of the woke! Just when… Continue reading Cancel Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, again, biological sex, sheet music, Ken Burns, and the entire state of Georgia?

Infrastructure: The Biden bait and switch agenda continues apace before a giddy media

CNN declares it the “triumphant return of government.”  In other words, billions for everyone, except not even half of the supposed infrastructure bill is actually spent on infrastructure.  Yes, another multi-trillion dollar scam sold under completely false pretenses.  This is moderate, unifying leadership? There are few things the right and left agree upon more than… Continue reading Infrastructure: The Biden bait and switch agenda continues apace before a giddy media

The coronavirus lies continue: 400,000 lives could’ve been saved, give me a break

From Dr. Birx to the Brookings Institute, the experts are busy rewriting history and making stuff up, claiming a full year of lockdowns could’ve reduced deaths by almost three quarters.  Whatever happened to Sweden and even our own state of Florida?  Do they really believe this garbage themselves? The “experts” are out in full force,… Continue reading The coronavirus lies continue: 400,000 lives could’ve been saved, give me a break