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Time Travel and Alternate History as Evolutionary Theory

“A University of Chicago graduate student and his advisor started with a “resurrected version of an ancient protein that evolved a new function some 500 million years ago.”1 They said that evolution “apparently wander[ed] around the space of possible mutations until it arrived at the version of the protein in our bodies today.”1 This is […]

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ARound and ’round the media goes, where it stops, nobody knows

I don’t really believe the qualifying words which I’ve italicized in this tale. Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again. […]

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The names of the victims in New York’s most recent terror attack

https://www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/jimdalrympleii/these-are-the-victims-of-the-manhattan-terror-attack Heartbreaking. Five Argentinan men, friends since high school, visiting NYC for the trip of a lifetime. Friends. Husbands. Fathers. Sons. Brothers. A Belgian tourist, wife, mother. Two Americans. Mowed down by a immigrant who never should have been let in. He came on a diversity lottery and contributed nothing but heartache and heavy expenses. […]

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Redefining a Cell

How the Internet of cells has biologists buzzing Networks of nanotubes may allow cells to share everything from infections and cancer to dementia-linked proteins. It’s pretty interesting. Here’s just a short excerpt: “The work has captured imaginations. “It was a seminal paper,” says Okafo. “Prior to that there was still some scepticism about whether these […]

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The Pursuit of Truth

Gilbert de Tournai in the 14th century: “Never will we find truth if we content ourselves with what is already known… Those things that have been written before us are not laws but guides. The truth is open to all, for it is not yet totally possessed. Fra. Giordano in Florence in 1306: Not all […]

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