Archive for January, 2013
The origin of life search continues with “new insights” in the new paper entitled “The origin of membrane biogenetics,” published in the December issue of the journal Cell (1) gaining worldwide media coverage amongst origin of life theorists.
The prestigious journal Nature covered the paper in a report entitled “How life emerged from deep-sea rocks” by Ed Yong with the subtitle “The origin of ion-pumping proteins could explain how life began in, and escaped from, undersea thermal vents.”
In June, long-time straight-laced British Darwinian advocate Richard Dawkins launched an attack on Harvard evolutionary biologist Edward O Wilson. Dawkins and Wilson stand at the pinnacle in the industry. Dawkins claims Wilson’s new book, The Social Conquest of Earth, is “downright perverse.”
Wilson is the senior biologist born in 1929 by more than a decade−Dawkins was born in 1941. As a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Wilson was awarded the President’s “National Medical of Science” award in 1976 by President Jimmy Carter and the “Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science” in 1994. Wilson has been the avant-garde within the evolution industry. Continue Reading
In the first edition of The Origin of Species in 1859, while Darwin mentioned the “Galápagos Archipelago” seventeen times, “finches” were only mentioned twice. Darwin never used “Galápagos” and “finches” together in the same sentence−or even in the same paragraph.
The Origin of Species written by Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century late remains one of the most influential books ever written. Of the original 1,250 first edition copies released on the 24th of November in 1859, occasionally one becomes available for purchase. Rare book collector Peter Harringtonn is selling a first edition copy for $ 249,556.13 through Abebooks.com.
The eventual buyer of this rare book should know at least 5 things The Origin of Species isn’t.