Tag Archives: New York Times

The Express Tribune’s error concerning ‘cow-whale’ evolution

The International New York Times-affiliated daily The Express Tribune, published in Pakistan, published an article on November 8, 2014, titled, “Evolution 101: Genetic evidence says cows and whales are related, says doctor.” This article in response discusses the logical inconsistencies of some of the claims and unscientific interpretations in that article. Whales live in the sea and are the largest mammals on …

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Familiar Sociobiological Myths in The New York Times

The 15 July, 2008, edition of The New York Times carried a report written by Nicholas Wade. His article, titled “Taking a Cue from Ants on Evolution,” discussed the latest research by the Harvard University entomologist Edward O. Wilson. In addition to the Encyclopaedia of Life, about biological diversity, and the book Superorganism, co-authored with Bert Holldobler, about termites, ants, …

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An Heavy Blow To The Mammalian Evolution Scenario

The mammalian evolution scenario has been dealt a severe blow by a recent fossil finding. It is reported in the February 24, 2006, issue of the daily New York Times under the heading “Beaver or Otter, It lived in Dinosaurs’ Time.” According to the report prepared by science writer John Noble Wilford, the fossil, belonging to an extinct species, was …

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Another “Just -So Story” From The New York Times: Hair Loss

The August 19, 2003, edition of the New York Times carried an article by Nicholas Wade called “Why Humans and Their Fur Parted Ways.” In this article Wade enquired into the reasons why, unlike many mammals, man should be without fur, and dealt with this question in the framework of scenarios regarding human evolution. Wade”s preconceptions on the subject were …

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