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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Just up at The Design of Life blog

Natural selection: Mutation protects against malaria - at a steep cost. (A recent study supports Mike Behe's observation in Edge of Evolution that the protections against malaria that evolve through natural selection acting on random mutations (Darwin's mechanism) - apart from being few and far between - tend to come with serious problems. DON'T trust evolution to solve your problems!

Also: Human evolution: Shape of early human teeth fails to predict actual diet, study finds.

"A recent study by anthropologist Peter Ungar of the University of Arkansas and colleagues has challenged the conventional way that anthropologists determine what early humans and human ancestors ate. Apparently, they didn't necessarily eat what they 'should have.'" So there is a lot we cannot predict about early human diets. For more, go here.

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