Friday, July 18, 2008

Human Evolution, Haldane's Dilemma, and Youtube

This post is just going to be random youtube vids that I think are cool (and have to do with science):

Youtube User DNAUnion made a nice video on human evolution and "Haldane's Dilemma"; View it here. I am glad that DNAUnion took the time to explain a major fallacy which Talk Origins did not go into: "humans and apes differ in 4.8 × 10^7 genes". This is absurd because neither human beings nor apes have 48,000,000 genes! Perhaps what the author really meant was that we differ in 48 million codons or nucleotides.

New Scientist Magazine has their own youtube channel with a lot of neat science stuff.

I also highly recommend this video in which Richard Dawkins explains the evolution of the eye, the wing, and protective camoflage.

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