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Monday, March 13, 2006

This angers the Flying Spaghetti Monster

NYT - Providing the strongest evidence yet that humans are still evolving, researchers have detected some 700 regions of the human genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection, a principal force of evolution, within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years.

The genes that show this evolutionary change include some responsible for the senses of taste and smell, digestion, bone structure, skin color and brain function. Full story and Bugmenot.com

A very interesting, in-depth (long) piece on new evolutionary findings. This will further confuse my friend Amanda, an Anthropology student at UNC, who I've spoken with a few times over whether race is genetic.

Her professors say it isn't, but both she and I don't see how it could not be. As long as she's confused by it as well, I feel a bit less dumb.


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