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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 Courtiers start replying
With the publication of Jerry Coyne's new book, Fact vs Faith , you can expect a vigorous response from people of faith and from atheist accommodationists. Believers will invariably respond with some version of The Courtier’s Reply so, if you don't know wha...
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Another view of junk DNA from an Intelligent Design Creationist
Here's an excerpt from the latest post about junk DNA on Uncommon Descent [ Tossing Out the Junk ]. The author is Eric Anderson 1 . It is truly remarkable, an embarrassment to the stifling nature of evolutionary thinking, that anyone ever entertained the id...
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The best case for Intelligent Design Creationism
Vincent Torley was reading Darwin's Doubt when he came across a passage "that struck me as the best case I’ve ever seen for Intelligent Design, in 200 words or less" [ A succinct case for Intelligent Design ]. This is pretty interesting since there's always...
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Genomics journal is about to embarrass itself with a special issue on junk DNA
The journal Genomics is a journal devoted to the study of genomes. It describes itself like this ... Genomics is a forum for describing the development of genome-scale technologies and their application to all areas of biological investigation. As a journal...
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Ford Doolittle talks about the tree of life
There's an interview with Ford Doolittle in PLoS Genetics [ The Philosophical Approach: An Interview with Ford Doolittle ]. Ford has lots of things to say about the origin of introns, the tree of life, transpsosons, ENCODE, and the meaning of "function." He...
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Jerry Coyne is coming to Toronto!
Save this date: June 10, 20015. Jerry Coyne is coming to Toronto to talk about his book. He'll be arriving from Vancouver and Imagine No Religion 2015 . I'll see him there but I'm not sure I'll be back in Toronto in time. [ Centre for Inquiry Canada: Jerry ...
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This is what Intelligent Design Creationist apologetics looks like
Vincent Torely writes at: Bad math: Why Larry Moran’s “I’m not a Darwinian” isn’t a valid reply to Meyer’s argument . Now, it’s no skin off my nose if Professor Moran wants to call us creationists. Frankly, I couldn’t care less. But the Intelligent Design m...
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I'll defend a straight-out creationist before an IDiot. At least a creationist (usually) has the courage of their convictions, and says that they believe the bible is true. But IDiots, and 'scientific creationists', are sneaky, they put up the pretense of trying to explain things rationally, when we all know that it's just a wedge. The more they get, the less they'll talk about science, until they're back to straight creationism.
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James Hutton and John Playfair and a geneological connection
I'm reading Eternal Ephemera by Niles Eldredge and learning about the early history of evolution and geology. Eldredge describes the work of James Hutton who is known as the father of modern geology. Here's the Wikipedia description of his work ... He origi...
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What the barmaid said
Here's the May 13, 2015 version of Jesus and Mo . The barmaid is correct. There are lots of studies showing that you can't dispel major misconceptions by simply describing the scientifically correct view. For example, if you are teaching evolution to creati...
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Ford Doolittle talks about transposons, junk DNA, ENCODE, and how science should work
Here's more from the interview with Ford Doolittle [ The Philosophical Approach: An Interview with Ford Doolittle ]. Gitschier: I want to close with what you describe as your “latest rant.” How did you get on function? Doolittle: Well, I’ve always been on t...
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Why did they bury Darwin in Westminster Abbey?
I'm gradually starting to work on my book about evolution by accident. The first chapter is "Darwin Died in 1882." The point I'm making is that evolutionary biology is a 21st century discipline not one that's stuck in the nineteenth century. I was re-readin...
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Are biochermistry instructors going to treat evolution as a core concept or are they going to teach to the MCAT?
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has recommended that biochemistry courses concentrate on core concepts rather than details. It has defined five categories of core concepts that are essential in understanding biochemistry ...
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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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