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    Scripture under the microscope

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Steven Shapin From Genesis to genetics, scientist Steve Jones applies modern methodology to update the holy book, writes Steven Shapin Bible thumping The Serpent's Promise: The Bible ... and the power of genetic technologies. Its deflationary tone met a genuine cultural need: "The molecular biology business promotes its wares as well as any other, and the four letters ...

  2. Bureau turns back on creationism concerns

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... genetics and evolution, students are expected to understand that evolution is a scientific theory supported with evidence and are encouraged to explore other explanations for evolution ...

  3. The God Delusion

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins Black Swan, HK$148 Since the hardback publication of The God Delusion last November, Richard Dawkins, professor for the public understanding of science at Oxford University, has taken a fair bit of stick from reviewers and commentators for likening religion to, among other things, mental illness and a genetic virus. Britain's best ...

  4. The Pig that Wants to be Eaten- And 99 Other Thought Experiments

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... that eating a pig would be no more acceptable than eating your dog or your cat. But what if the pig were genetically engineered to really want to be eaten? Having posed this philosophical problem, ...

  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... variables result in those animals or plants that best adapt to them to survive and compete for limited resources. The genetic variation is caused by gene mutations and genetic drift that occur naturally when cells divide, introducing new genetic traits into the life form. As for intelligent design, it is a belief that life was created by an intelligence, usually by the God of Abraham ...

  6. Scientists urge excluding God from biology

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... applied in the senior secondary curriculum and assessment guide for biology classes leading to the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. 'In section II, genetics and evolution, ...

  7. Six core virtues of humanity

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... genetically because they worked better than the alternatives. Hence, temperance counteracts our tendency to overindulge; humanity overcomes selfishness, and so forth. This is good news because ...

  8. Slippery slope to superstitious nonsense

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Wells

    ... of Soviet-style communism; the perceived hollowness of globalisation as a socio-economic panacea; even that we are genetically programmed to believe in the unbelievable. Whatever the underlying reason, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was heated, cytosine was formed and in reaction with water, uracil came about. These are the two base chemicals that make up the genetic material RNA, the predecessor of our genetic driver, DNA. From ...

  10. Church challenges stem-cell research

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Professor Hwang made headlines around the world after announcing that his researchers had cloned stem cells genetically tailored to patients. Initial reports suggested he had used cloned embryos ...




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