News to Note, November 24, 2012

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell on November 24, 2012

Ancestral grazing Age of the earth? Bug type Ancient weaponry Fruit fly psychology

1. Ancient Humans Grazing?

Did “human ancestors” come down from the trees to graze?

2. Untestable Age of the Earth Becomes Political

Untestable age of the earth becomes contestable political litmus test.

3. Bowel Bug Type Tied to Common Ape-Like Ancestry

Bowel bug type tied to common ape-like ancestry.

4. Spears from Common Ancestors

Common ancestor of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens said to have made spears.

5. Larval Adversity Affects Fruit Fly Behavior

Larval adversity affects genetically mediated behavior in adult fruit flies.

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