Posts Tagged ‘evolutionary change’

Christianity helped create modern chickens

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Religious dogma in the Middle Ages helped create the modern domestic chickens, new research suggests. Christians subject to fasting edicts at that time were banned from eating meat from four-legged animals, but they could eat chickens and eggs. Continue reading Related Posts:Study suggests state support weakens ChristianityNew app from Catholic Church targets modern slavery…We’re losing our Read more

The role of chance in evolution

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Over a pint of beer, the great biologist, polymath and pub-lover J B S Haldane was asked if he would give his life to save his drowning brother. He is supposed to have said: ‘No, but I would to save two brothers, or eight cousins.’ He was referring to one of evolution’s puzzles: why animals Read more