Posts Tagged ‘disputes’

A Response to Dr. Swamidass’s Questions, Pt. 2: Answering the Questions

This is an ongoing discussion we are having with Dr. Swamidass over the question of Methodological Naturalism in science. For those who haven’t been keeping up, I posted Dr. Swamidass’s questions to critics of MN to UD a few weeks ago, then posted some of my questions for proponents of MN. Then, my first response […]

The man who mistook himself for a fish

Over at Pharyngula, PZ Myers (who is a cladist) has written an entertaining but misguided post titled, Yes, you are a fish. In today’s post, I’ll argue that the key to classifying organisms correctly isn’t phylogeny, anatomy or genetics; it’s embryology. Only embryology can tell us something specific about an organism’s past and present characteristics, […]

Credit where it’s due?

H/T to @MyBioTechniques for pointing me to a Chronicle article by Chris Woolston ‘When a mentor becomes a thief‘, which recounts a number of cases of junior scientists finding themselves left out of authorship when papers about their work …

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