Quote: Reader’s Digest on Testosterone

“Without Testosterone, humans would essentially revert to the default, which is female. The Book of Genesis is therefore wrong. It isn’t women who are made out of men. Men are made out of women. Testosterone, to stretch the metaphor, is Eve’s rib.” Readers Digest September 2000, USA edition, p. 85 Editorial Comment: The reason the […]

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Protein Shield Protects Embryos

Protein shield protects embryos, according to a report in Nature, vol 414, p xi, 8 November 2001. A protein named FasL on the surface of cells prevents white blood cells from killing the cells. Embryos need this protection because they have molecules on their surfaces that they inherited from their fathers as well as from […]

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Primordial Pac-Man

Primordial Pac-Man as moving oil droplets hint at life’s origin, according to New Scientist, 23 January 2011, p8 and 5 March 2011, p8-9. Researchers have injected oil drops with reactive chemicals which lower the oil’s surface tension and results in moving the oil drops forward. The droplets can even negotiate a maze if the entrance […]

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Primeval Soup Re-Brewed

Primeval soup re-brewed, as reported in Scientific American, 28 March 2007. Jeffrey Bada of Scripps Institute of Oceanography, California, has revisited the famous “origin of life” experiment made famous by Stanley Miller 1953. Miller’s experiment produced amino acids, which are essential building blocks for living cells, by exposing a mixture of methane and ammonia to […]

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Instant Sunscreen for Plants

Instant sunscreen for plants, reported in ScienceNOW, 21 January 2005. Plants absorb light to power the process of photosynthesis, but if there is too much light the plants can absorb more energy than they can use, and the excess energy causes the formation of highly reactive molecules that can damage the plant cells. Scientists at […]

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Instant Petrified Wood

Instant petrified wood reported in BBC Online News, 25 Jan 2005 and news@nature 28 Jan 2005. Petrified wood is commonly believed to have been formed when trees were buried in mud without oxygen and, they slowly absorb minerals from the mud which turns the wood to stone over the following millions of years. A team […]

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How Poison Frogs Get Their Poison

How poison frogs get their poison reported in ScienceNOW and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 8 August 2005, and the New York Times, 9 August 2005. Poisonous frogs contain toxic chemicals called alkaloids in their skin, but most do not actually manufacture the chemicals themselves. Recently scientists found that poisonous frogs in Panama […]

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Good and Bad Thalidomide

Good news and bad news about the drug thalidomide that caused deformities in babies after their mothers took it during pregnancy last century. The good news is that we now know the drug comes in two slightly different molecular shapes and only one shape causes deformities. The other shape is proving a useful drug for […]

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Giant Fossil Camel in Arctic Canada

Giant fossil camel in found arctic Canada, according to Wired Science 6 March 2013 and Fossil Science 9 March 2013. Canadian and British scientists have studied 30 fragments of the leg bone found on Ellesmere Island in Canada’s High Arctic. The fragments were in rocks dated 3.4 million years old – a time designated as […]

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DNA and Diet Question

A reader asks: Evolutionists argue that DNA is evidence that we all came from a common ancestor. We argue that it is evidence of a common designer (one God). I don’t know enough about biology, but maybe Diane Eager could look at this question – I was wondering if another reason for all plants and […]

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