Tag Archives: Evolution
Caterpillars: the masters of mimicry
Q: What would you do if you want to hide yourself from a ravenous predator?
A: I would disguise myself as a twig, leaf or even poop!
Caterpillars, soft and packed with proteins, know all the tricks of the trade to disguise themselves to avoid being eaten by predators such as birds. Read more [...]
Turkey’s science agency says evolution is ‘too controversial’, rejects science school
A guest blog post by Evin Barış Altıntaş
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has declined to fund a summer training program on evolution for post-graduate students saying that evolution is a "subject that is Read more [...]
Evolution-denying book causes Ireland Science Minister’s embarrassment
Ireland’s Minister for Science, Conor Lenihan, is facing criticism this week for his involvement in the launch of a book describing evolution as 'a scientific hoax' and 'an utter impossibility'. The book’s website on Monday advertised that the Minister would launch the book, The Origin of Specious Nonsense, on Wednesday, but by Monday night it emerged that the Minister had pulled out of the event and his name had been removed from the website. Read more [...]