Monday, July 26, 2010

Reminder: Submit to CoE

Much as usual, and to my delight, I have personally seen a tremendous amount of posts on various aspects of evolution in the last month. I may be biased in that I happen to follow blogs that write about evolution more than, say, developmental and cell biology, but I'd still wager that developmental an cell biologists wished that they had their own creationists to stimulate interest in a wider audience.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Carnival of Evolution plays a huge role in distributing the best on the web about evolution to the masses... okay, I would say that, actually. It is doubtful, in my cocky mind, that 2009 would have been the big thing it was for evolution without us.

You know what I'm getting at, so here it is:

Use the form on Blog Carnival to submit one (good) or two (better) posts.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

CoE #25 on Culturing Science

The 25th edition of Carnival of Evolution is ready at Hannah Waters' blog, Culturing Science.

A sample:

As we know, the process of evolution takes an incredibly long time. How do evolutionary biologists study the process of natural selection just in their lifetimes? Two posts this month feature experimental methods to test traditional theories of natural selection.
I'm not sure I know this myself. There's good of evidence that some processes can be very fast (e.g. my favorite Croatian lizards described by Herrel et al., 2008). Yes, some things take millions of years, like the morphological change from terrestrial ungulates to whales, but many other events can be observed in our lifetimes. Another example is Drosophila speciation.