The quote of the week, from John Derbyshire of the neo-conservative NRO of all places:
It’s a wearying business, arguing with Creationists. Basically, it is a game of Whack-a-Mole. They make an argument, you whack it down. They make a second, you whack it down. They make a third, you whack it down. So they make the first argument again. This is why most biologists just can’t be bothered with Creationism at all, even for the fun of it. It isn’t actually any fun. Creationists just chase you round in circles. It’s boring.
And now the recommended reading:
- July – Wolverines in Yellowstone: Scientists search for ways to protect an animal we know very little about – in the Summer edition of the National Parks Magazine.
- 7/10 – Cornell releases three new wine grape varieties on the Cornell Chronicle.
- 7/10 – Yellowstone ecosystem may lose key migrant – 6,000-year-old migration route in jeopardy, study says – on EurekAlert.
- 7/10 – Carrots and Sticks for reducing carbon emissions at Sustainablog.
- 7/11 – Fall Migration Commences at Mike’s Birding and Digiscoping Blog.
- 7/11 – Journalism, Advocacy, and Distrust of Scientists at Adventures in Ethics and Science.
- 7/12 – Math and Creation at Gene Expression.
- 7/12 – The Evolution of Haeckel’s Embryos at Stranger Fruit. Anyone from TDP care to respond?
- 7/12 – Visualizing the Cytoskeleton at BioCurious.
- 7/12 – Bush to Scientists, Public: Go F**k Yourselves at The Scientific Activist.
- 7/12 – Jon Stewart on Net Neutrality on YouTube.
- 7/13 – Warbler not an Obstacle?, referring to sitings of Kirtland’s Warbler near a proposed mining operation, at the Mining Journal.
- 7/13 – D’Arcy Thompson and “Front-Loaded” Intelligent Design at the EvolutionList.
- 7/13 – Science and Religion: Like Oil and Water at The Scientific Activist.
- 7/13 – Norway’s Whale Catch Falls Short according to the BBC News.
- 7/13 – Dodos in Kansas at The Loom.
- 7/13 – Scary, Scary People that want to block teaching of evolution in Kansas and elsewhere, at Thoughts from Kansas.
And, just to further promote the study of cell migration… the Cell Migration Gateway’s latest update covers two interesting papers worth reading:
- EMT: An alternative way – p38IP and p38 MAP kinase downregulate E-Cadherin allowing an epithelial to mesenchymal transition independently of Snail.
- Integrin Trafficking: Pulling out all the stops – Rab21 promotes cell migration by associating with integrins and increasing their turnover.