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Laurence A. “Larry” Moran
Worked at University of Toronto
Attended Carleton University (Ottawa)
Lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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The fuzzy thinking of John Parrington: The Central Dogma
My copy of The Deeper Genome: Why there's more to the human genome than meets the eye has arrived and I've finished reading it. It's a huge disappointment. Parrington makes no attempt to describe what's in your genome in more than general hand-waving terms....
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Junk DNA is so last century!
My copy of John Parrington's new book, The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye , is due to arrive in about three weeks. However, we already have a number of clues about what's in the book [see How the genome lost its junk...
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Jerry Coyne on Lewontin and methodological naturalism
I'm working my way through Jerry Coyne's new book. There's lots of good stuff in there but I was particularly interested in his comment about his former Ph.D. supervisor, Richard Lewontin. The issue is whether science is confined to methodological naturalis...
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Sunday, June 18, 2015
Today is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo . The diagram on the right shows the initial disposition of the Anglo-Dutch army under Wellington (red) and the French Army under Napoleon (blue). You can see how they got there by reading my earlier ...
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Saturday, June 17, 1815
After the defeat at Ligny, the Prussians retreated in good order to Wavre and by Saturday, June 17th a large part of the Prussian army had reached that town. Meanwhile, Wellington had massed his forces on the ridge south of Mont St. Jean and he was fortifyi...
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The Discovery Institute's myths and misconceptions about evolution
If students are going to learn critical thinking about evolution, they need to be exposed to controversial views and challenges concerning evolution, the history of life, and evolutionary theory. The Discovery Institute agrees with this strategy. It has pub...
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The fuzzy thinking of John Parrington: The Central Dogma
My copy of The Deeper Genome: Why there's more to the human genome than meets the eye has arrived and I've finished reading it. It's a huge disappointment. Parrington makes no attempt to describe what's in your genome in more than general hand-waving terms....
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WHY IS IN OUR DNA
I posted this photo on Facebook yesterday. It shows a large sign on the side of Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) saying "WHY IS IN OUR DNA." (Click to embiggen.) Similar signs are appearing all over Toronto, especially at bus stops and ...
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Café Scientifique
Last night was my first visit to the Café Scientifique in Streetsville (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). I had a great time discussing " Replaying the tape of life ," Stephen Jay Gould, adaptationism, contingency, random genetic drift and lots of other things...
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Thanks Larry for a great Cafe and opening our eyes a little wider to the Wonderful Life we enjoy.
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Creationists discover that human and chimp genomes are only about 70% similar!!!
Watch Jeffrey Tomkins of The Institute for Creation Science teach us about the very latest (not!) research in genomics. I haven't bothered counting the errors and misrepresentations in this video. I'm pretty sure it would take me a lot longer than 17 minute...
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Evolutioanary algorithms are really adaptation algorithms
A recent article in Nature reminded me of the importance of definitions. The article discusses evolution and evolutionary algorithms in a special issue on machine learning (Eiben and Smith, 2015). I think we all know that "evolutionary" algorithms are based...
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Friday, June 16, 1815
Napoleon's Army of the North had crossed the Belgian frontier and was advancing toward Brussels. Napoleon had surprised the allied armies with his rapid advance and now they choose the risky strategy of a forward concentration in the face of an enemy attack...
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I'm a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto interested in biochemistry, molecular evolution, and science education. I'm one of the authors of "Principles of Biochemistry" (5th edition)—one of the leading introductory college biochemistry textbooks.
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  • Carleton University (Ottawa)
    Biology, 1964 - 1968
  • Princeton University
    Biochemistry, 1968 - 1974
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