Monkeying around on the tree of life

Science | Scientists find evidence of humans’ uniqueness in creation
by Julie Borg
Posted 2/01/18, 01:39 pm

While the Bible teaches that God designed humans—and only humans—in His image, evolutionary scientists continue to try to explain the origin of humans’ superior intellect when compared to primates. Researchers at Kent State University now think the answer might lie in differences in brain chemicals.

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The designer is in the details

Science | Dispute over junk DNA shows flaws in Darwinian evolution
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/03/17, 03:16 pm

A new study is reigniting the old debate about junk DNA and evolution.

For years, evolutionary scientists claimed most human DNA was a useless byproduct of the evolutionary process. And they used that theory to support their contention that there was no design or purpose to the universe.

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Doctors find more potential birth defects from Zika

Zika Virus | Even babies who don’t have microcephaly can suffer other effects
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 10/04/16, 01:21 pm

Since the Zika threat first surfaced last October, medical experts have maintained a tentative link between the vector-borne virus and microcephaly, a severe birth defect resulting in abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. As research on the mysterious virus mounts, some say Zika damage in infants could be far more subtle than a shrunken skull.

“Microcephaly is only the tip of the iceberg, only the thing we see when the baby is born,” said Dr. Vanessa van der Linden, a pediatric neurologist in Recife, Brazil, at a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting.

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