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Tuesday, September 21, 2004


Evidence of Evolution?

I thought this might interest those of you who have been following my thoughts (and the ensuing discussions) about evolution (the most recent post is here).

Don't get too excited, this isn't going to blow the lid off the Evoultion vs. Intelligent Design debate. However, these data do suggest at least a hit of a mechanism by which an increase in brain size might have been induced, or at least allowed. The paper is not yet published (it will be in the October issue of Nature Genetics), but The Scientist has a good summary.

Obviously there would need to be a whole lot more alterations in development of, for example, the skull to allow the brain to increase in size. However, the inherent complexity does not preclude our finding genes responsible for that concurrent phenomon in the future. Just something to think about.


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