December 6, 2013
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”
— A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I, ii, 335
I am what some of my friends affectionately call “vertically challenged.” The sun visor in my car is often useless to me and, depending on the chair, my feet don’t always lie flat on the floor. Several of my coworkers at RTB share these trials with me—but though we are short, we hope to help make a big difference in the lives of people RTB reaches.
Likewise, though there is a possible 98–99% genetic similarity between humans and chimps, it’s the little variations that seem to make big differences. As researchers dig deeper into genetic comparisons, a more complex picture emerges. (more…)
August 20, 2010
Imagine this: You’re an underappreciated short-order cook at a fast food restaurant, your boss is a miserly crab, your coworkers hate you, and you rely on public transportation because, despite years of schooling, you can’t seem to pass the driving test. Now imagine that despite all of this you’re relentlessly optimistic. (more…)
January 15, 2010
Posted by Maureen under Debates
, DNA & Genetics
, Image of God
| Tags: Creation/Evolution
, cultural big bang
, language gene
Do Neanderthals belong in the human family tree?
“You get that from your dad’s side of the family.”
I hear this comment a lot—and with good reason. Of the three daughters born to my parents, I’m most like my father in personality and looks.
Ancestry is an interesting thing. It’s easy to see what traits we’ve inherited from parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. But who else resides in our family tree? (more…)