Monday, June 12, 2006

For shame - "Evolutionary Genetics"   posted by Razib @ 6/12/2006 11:45:00 AM

MC Coffee Mug, a recent contributor to this weblog, posted this comment below:

i'm not upset that there's not an evolutionary genetics category.. half the science blog content on the web is either about dinosaurs and hobbits or it's myers-esque "oh i'm so incensed because people don't get evolution" rants.. i would be quite happy to read a genetics carnival that never mentioned any of that junk..

Dinosuars and "Hobbits" are not evolutionary genetics, they are paleontology. The last phenomenon, well, I don't know what it is, but it isn't evolutionary genetics either. Here is a rough sketch of pre-postgenomic evolutionary genetics, here is the future that has been prophesied. Here is a great evolutionary geneticist from the 20th century, and here is a profile of a young evolutionary genomicist. Repent heathen!

Evolution + genetics = evolutionary genetics
Evolution + geology = paleontology
Evolution + atheism = rants

Get your systematics in order!

We believe in mutation, the maker of all
We believe in selection, the shaper
We believe in drift, the divider
And we believe migration, the unfier
In these parameters do we believe, four natures of one essence
And so shall evolution be glorified in the eyes of Creation