Todd Akin: “legitimate rape” = science; evolution = theology

“I don’t see it as even a matter of science because I don’t know that you can prove one or the other. That’s one of those things. We can talk about theology and all of those other things but I’m basically concerned about, you’ve got a choice between Claire McCaskill and myself. My job is to make the thing there. If we want to do theoretical stuff, we can do that, but I think I better stay on topic.”

via Todd Akin: No ‘Science’ Behind Evolution | ThinkProgress.

Oh Todd Akin… me thinks you do not know the meaning of science. Most have gotten his science education at Tee-Tee University.

Say… about that Evolution cannot be proved thing…

The results, published in the current issue of Nature, are revealed through an in-depth, genomics-based analysis that decodes how E. coli bacteria figured out how to supplement a traditional diet of glucose with an extra course of citrate.

“It’s pretty nifty to see a new biological function evolve,” said Zachary Blount, postdoctoral researcher in MSU’s BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. “The first citrate-eaters were just barely able to grow on the citrate, but they got much better over time. We wanted to understand the changes that allowed the bacteria to evolve this new ability. We were lucky to have a system that allowed us to do so.”

via Evolution is as complicated as 1-2-3.

Well, looks like it can.

Immediately, you’ll get calls that this is really adaptation. Oddly enough, I’d agree in theory – but adaption over extended periods of time lead to evolution. Further, as this is not a sentient being, how does it “know” to adapt? Ahhh… because of evolution.

Just more evidence of God’s continued creating process…

Conflict drives evolution? Who’d thunk it?

A leading human origins researcher has come up with an idea that involves aggression between groups and the boom-bust cycles that have punctuated our spread into new environments.

Prof Ian Tattersall said there were few examples to rival the accelerated evolution that led to our species.

via BBC News – Conflict and ‘boom-bust’ explain humans’ rapid evolution.

First, love this stuff. This fits well with several pet theories of mine (Girard). Anyway… duh?