Category Archives: Backwards facing retina

Science and Religion: The Story So Far

I started http://www.scienceandreligion.com in the mid-nineties when nobody was interested in that esoteric sort of URL.  Regardless of belief in divinity, new research shows the biological benefit of spiritual practices, and has overturned long-held beliefs about genetics, the brain, and … Continue reading

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Existing Brain Theories “completely overturned”

The genetic make-up of our brain cells changes thousands of times over the course of our lifetimes, according to new research. Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh have identified genes, called retrotransposons, responsible for tiny changes in the DNA … Continue reading

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The Willing Pupil

‘Any engineer would naturally assume that photocells would point towards the light, with their wires leading backwards towards the brain.  He would laugh at any suggestion that the photocells might point away from the light..  Yet this is exactly what … Continue reading

Posted in Backwards facing retina, Biology, Christopher Hitchens, Designs in nature, Evolution, Iain Carstairs, Nanotechnology, Richard Dawkins, Senses, The Brain, Trevor D Lamb, Uncategorized, vision | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments