Why do half of Britons not believe in evolution?
Indeed, as reported by the UK's Guardian ; Half of Britons do not believe in evolution, survey finds and Teach both evolution and creationism say 54% of Britons .
All-Aboard the Metaphysical: Snowpiercer Chugs Toward Human Continuity
A Galtian character, channeled with eerie flawlessness by Ed Harris, lies at the core of "Snowpiercer", a completely novel and revelatory work of science fiction which nonetheless, as this reviewer indicates , mirrors tropes from "Titanic", "The Wizard of Oz", and "Runaway Train", not to mention "Wanted" and "Battlestar Galactica", mixing and ... (more)
Michael Barone: Racial Differences Are Real But No Cause for Discrimination
"New analyses of the human genome establish that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional," writes Nicholas Wade in his recently published book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History .
High-altitude gene explains Tibetans, Sherpas ... but Denisovans?
A single variant of an ancient gene is what enables the inhabitants of high mountain villages in the Himalayas to thrive in their forbidding homeland, where at 3 miles high oxygen is so scarce that heart disease and death from thickened blood can strike mere lowlanders.