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In Memorium Carl Woese (1928-2012), the Most Important Evolutionary Biologist of the 20th Century

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Shortly before New Year's Day, we lost Carl Woese, one of the 20th Century's greatest scientists. It is fitting to use the first blog of 2013 to pay homage to this creative and determined pioneer of molecular phylogenomics.

What Is the Key to a Realistic Theory of Evolution?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Was Darwin simply mistaken about the gradual nature of hereditary variation? Such ignorance would be unavoidable before we knew about Mendelian genetics and DNA. Or was there a deeper flaw in the theory that he (and Alfred Russell Wallace) propounded?

Life's Most Amazing Invisible Secrets

Andy Mannle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Andy Mannle

One of my heroes, evolutionary microbiologist Lynn Margulis, died this past Thanksgiving. Here are some of her most surprising, and fascinating revelations