Saturday, November 22, 2008

Giant cell leaves tracks

Amazing discovery throws light on ancient fossils.

Life and thermodynamics

I still haven't read this article myself but a scan indicates it may be a good wrap up of the facsinating intersection between biology and thermodynamics from Scientific American.

Entropy and evolution

This paper by Dan Styer attempts to calculate the entropy of evolution. An interesting discussion ensues at Pharyngula. I comment at #275, without significant impact on the discussion unfortunately, which by that time had gotten a bit sidetracked anyway.

Update overdue

Nearly 2 months since last update, its almost a relief to get my traffic reports which confirm that absolutely nobody ever reads this blog. Anyway, heres my latest grab bag: