“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris
The blogosphere is replete with advice for taming clutter and … more
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Dr. Fuz Rana reports on phase 2 of the Encode project, biochemical research that he calls the most important of his lifetime. more
The start of a new year provides opportunities to remember, but most of all it’s a time to look forward. What do we feel when we face the horizon of the future—hope or dread?
Though the … more
RTB’s Fuz Rana calls it the biggest discovery of his lifetime as a biochemist.
A massive new DNA research project called ENCODE has dramatically increased understanding of the human genome and … more
Watch the video summary on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqcgM9cGxik You might have seen- NBC News, New DNA project shows us living beyond our genes, Sep 05, 2012; … more
Chapter nine of Adam: Miracle, Myth, or Monkey more
Science Daily, "'Junk DNA' Defines Differences Between Humans and Chimps" Oct 25, 2011; www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025122615.htm more
NBCI.gov, "Export and stability of naturally intronless mRNAs require specific coding region sequences and the TREX mRNA export complex" Oct 18, 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22010220 more
I have a tendency to lose my reading glasses. Yet (with my husband’s help), I usually discover that they are in plain sight. Researchers may have felt like this recently when they discovered … more
Klondike Kat was a particular favorite. As a wildcat serving in the Canadian Mounties, Klondike Kat squared-off against his nemesis, a French-Canadian mouse named Savoir-Faire. After committing a … more
I started this article series by retelling an evolutionist’s claim that the existence of Alu elements in the human genome is proof of evolution. His hypothesis could be stated as follows: … more
For the last four weeks, this article series has detailed the junk DNA argument against intelligent design and shown why this argument no longer holds water. Last week, I focused exclusively on … more
In this series, we’ve been discussing the use of so-called “junk” DNA—specifically Alu elements—as an argument for evolution. In part 1, I explained why evolutionists … more
This article series has been exploring the issue of so-called “junk” DNA being used as evidence for evolution. Many biologists argue that these DNA segments must be the product of … more
In the first article in this series, I recalled my experience of hearing a biologist use the presence of Alu elements (a type of so-called “junk DNA”) in the human genome as a … more
I always imagined the desert as a lifeless sea of sand and heat—at least until about eight years ago. In early February I drove across the Mojave Desert on my way to Las Vegas. To my surprise, … more
Recently, I sat in an audience of nearly 500 Christian leaders and listened to a biologist use the presence of Alu elements (a type of so-called “junk DNA”) in the human genome as a … more
Why people are compelled to couple a hopeful word like “Spring” with a laborious task like “cleaning” I’ll never know. But alas, it’s time once again to hear that … more
If someone had an hour to convince an audience of pastors that humans and chimpanzees evolved from a common ancestor, what evidence would he or she cite?
Last fall, I had the opportunity to witness … more
One “good” thing about the sluggish economy is all the discounts restaurants are offering. My favorite: two meals for the price of one!
It’s in this spirit that I offer two recent … more