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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 seven biggest problems in science
Here's an interesting article about the biggest problems in (American) science: The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists . Most of them apply to science in other countries. I've added brief comments under six of the headings. Those...
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A genetics professor who rejects junk DNA
Praveen Sethupathy is a genetics professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. He explains why he is a Christian and why he is "more than his genes" in Am I more than my genes? Faith, identity, and DNA . Here's the openi...
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A genetics professor who is an ignorant twit.

The University should immediately seek a replacement.
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Nature journal tries to fix the problem of a scientific literature that's too complex to understand
I recently posted some thoughts on the complexity of the scientific literature noting that many papers are simply too difficult to understand. This includes papers that are well within my areas of interest [ How to read the scientific literature? and The sc...
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Paradigm shifting at the Royal Society meeting in November
Suzan Mazur has been making a name for herself by promoting the overthrow of modern evolutionary theory. She began with a lot of hype about the Alternberg 16 back in 2008 and continued with a series of interviews of prominent evolutionary biologists. Now sh...
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The scientific literature is becoming more complex
A recent paper by Cordero et al. (2016) looked at the biological scientific literature in 1993, 2003, and 2013. They found that the average publishable unit (APU) almost doubled in twenty years. There were substantial increases in the number of tables & fig...
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Do Intelligent Design Creationists still think junk DNA refutes ID?
I'm curious about whether Intelligent Design Creationists still think their prediction about junk DNA has been confirmed. Here's what Stephen Meyer wrote in Darwin's Doubt (p. 400). The noncoding regions of the genome were assumed to be nonfunctional detrit...
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Bastille Day
Today is the Fête Nationale in France known also as "le quatorze juillet" or Bastille Day . This is the day in 1789 when French citizens stormed and captured the Bastille—a Royalist fortress in Paris. It marks the symbolic beginning of the French revolution...
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Science journal tries to fix problems with transparency and trustworthiness
The editors of Science recognize that they have a problem. They aren't very transparent or trustworthy. This is true. These same editors have been guilty of publishing and promoting lots of poor quality science over the past few years. Three examples come t...
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What is a "gene" and how do genes work according to Siddhartha Mukherjee?
It's difficult to explain fundamental concepts of biology to the average person. That's why I'm so interested in Siddhartha Mukherjee's book "The Gene: an intimate history." It's a #1 bestseller so he must be doing something right. My working definition of ...
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TED-Ed misrepresents epigenetics
TED-Ed is the educational arm of TED. Here's what TED says about itself and about TED-Ed ... TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. This underlying philosophy is the driving force behind al...
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Not surprising. 
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How to read the scientific literature?
Science addressed the problem of How to (seriously) read a scientific paper by asking a group of Ph.D. students, post-docs, and scientists how they read the scientific literature. None of the answers will surprise you. The general theme is that you read the...
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New Trends in Evolutionary Biology: The Program
I'm going to London next November to attend The Royal Society conference on New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives . This is where all the scientists who want to change evolution will be gathering to sp...
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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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