The Challenge of Irreducible Complexity
- Detecting Design in the Natural Sciences. Dembski, William A. // Natural History;Apr2002, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p76
Comments that intelligence leaves behind a characteristic trademark or signature, the so-called specified complexity. Important thing about specifications; View on Darwinian mechanism of natural selection and random variation.
- Genetic Variation in Wild House Mice: Where Natural Selection and History Meet Berry, R. J. // American Scientist;Jan/Feb1978, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p52
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- Opportunity for natural selection among three endogamous subpopulations of Andhra Pradesh. Lakshmi, N.; Venkateswara Rao, T.; Veerraju, P. // Indian Journal of Human Genetics;Jan-Apr2005, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p39
The Crow's index of opportunity for natural selection has been calculated for three-endogamous subpopulations namely Arya Vysya, Thrivarnika and kalinga Vysya of North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The total index is in the order Arya Vysya > Thrivamika > kalinga Vysya. However, the mortality...
- Trees, Environment, and Genes. Moll, Gary // American Forests;Summer2003, Vol. 109 Issue 2, p41
Probes into the science behind trees, environment and genes. Criteria for the naming of trees; Discussion on natural selection; Signs of genetic variation in trees.
- Finding the Way in Phenotypic Space: The Origin and Maintenance of Constraints on Organismal Form. // Annals of Botany;Sep2007, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p433
Background One of the all-time questions in evolutionary biology regards the evolution of organismal shapes, and in particular why certain forms appear repeatedly in the history of life, others only seldom and still others not at all. Recent research in this field has deployed the conceptual...
- Science in culture. Gamwell, Lynn // Nature;4/24/2003, Vol. 422 Issue 6934, p817
Reports that the double helix structure of DNA molecules. Issue related to DNA cloning and stem-cell research; Genome sequence of various species; Role of DNA in Charles Darwin's idea of natural selection.
- Evolutionary biology: The power of natural selection. Hendry, Andrew P. // Nature;2/17/2005, Vol. 433 Issue 7027, p694
Talks about the concept of natural selection. Definition of natural selection; Perception on the power of selections; Ways to infer the power of natural selection.
- What is the Unit of Natural Selection?: Is the Gene's Eye View of Evolution Unacceptably Reductionist? Kamath, Ambika // Resonance: Journal of Science Education;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p1047
The gene as the solution to the debate over the level at which natural selection acts has often been termed as too reductionist, but is this a valid criticism? Exploring this question in the context of nonlinearity illuminates not only the debate over the unit of natural selection but also the...
- Environmental Variation and Selection on Performance Curves. Kingsolver, Joel G.; Gomulkiewicz, Richard // Integrative & Comparative Biology;Jun2003, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p470
Many aspects of physiological and organismal performance vary with some continuous environmental variable: e.g., photosynthetic rate as a function of light intensity; growth rate or sprint speed as a function of temperature. For such 'performance curves', the environment plays two roles: it...