Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By….

See above, I hope to be back and writing soon…

Orangutan Genetics: Begging for an Article

There are a couple of interesting articles on Orangutan genteics out. The first, published in Nature (and is open acess), announces the sequencing of the Orangutan genome. Results are kind of interesting. From Science Daily (I haven’t had a chance to read the Nature article yet): However, in a surprising discovery, the researchers found that […]

King Tutankhamun’s Family and Genetics

Back in February of 2010 I blogged about a research paper on Tutankhamun. In that post I focused on the paleopathological findings of the Hawass et al article and didn’t really mention the genetic research and resulting identification of Tutankhamun’s family. Recently this second aspect of the Hawass et al study have bubbled to the […]

Martin Lubenow Doesn’t Understand Evolution…Or Paleoanthropology

After reading a large number of posts by Jim Foley that mention Lubenow’s book Bones of Contention I finally went out and found a good used copy of the first edition. I was going to review it when I am finished reading it, but I have encountered a couple of items that I just couldn’t […]

Know Your Primate: Chiropotes satanas

Order: Primates Suborder: Haplorrhini Family: Pitheciidae Subfamily: Pitheciinae Genus: Chiropotes Species: Chiropotes satanas There are two species of Chiropotes, the other being C. albinasius. C. satanas has two subspecies C. s. satanas and C. s. chiropotes. The species occurs in Brazil, southern Venezuela, and Guianas living primarily in the middle and upper canopies of rain […]

Paleopathology of King Tutankhamun And His Relatives

As mentioned in a previous post Jama has published the results of some interesting research on Tutankhamun and his family.

Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By…

I tried to upgrade the memory in my Dell Dimension 4100 Friday. It did not, or could not read the new memory. No problem, I thought, I’ll just put the old memory back in…now it is not reading that. Blogging will be light to non-existant until I either get the problem fixed or get a […]

Texas Social Studies Standards: Getting Nuttier By The Minute

This is from the Houston Chronicle. Apparently the social studies standards are in line to be converted into some serious stupid:

The Texas Social Studies Standards Are Flakier Than The Science Standards

I know that is hard to believe but it is true. The Dallas Morning News has the story. A few excerpts are below the fold.

More on Schwartz and Orangutans

I haven’t had a lot of time for reading lately, so I am still in the process of reading the paper. I am just now at the critique of the molecular evidence for a chimp/human clade. Here is a longish quote: