Posts Tagged ‘evolutionary change’

Christianity helped create modern chickens Comments 0

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:Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal EmbryosUsing digital devices for reflection during LentTolerance of others’ faiths Read more

The role of chance in evolution Comments 0

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