Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx: While it may have played a very crucial role for our ancestors, these days you can usually just ignore it. Every once in a while, though, it becomes  an enormous pain in the ass. Substitute “appendix” for “coccyx,”...

Why do human have one less chromosome than chimpanzees?

Ken Miller gave a fascinating talk where he, in part, hoped to sway creationists to accept the theory of evolution. But as a long-ago biology major in college,  what fascinated me about the talk was how far genetic analysis has come. Primary observation: One of the...

Introduction to cells ~ Great 3-D animation

I studied biology in college and these animations that model cellular and molecular activity have done more to help me appreciate and understand (as best we can) what is going on in cells than any still images or text. This should be the future of learning biology,...