Peppered moth article among most read, cited

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The paper Selective bird predation on the peppered moth: the last experiment of Michael Majerus is one of the most downloaded and cited articles in Biology Letters in 2012. As Bruce Grant, one of the coauthors, said to me privately, “It is encouraging that the Biston evidence, presented by those of us who actually know it, is being widely read.” Biston is the genus of the peppered moth, B. betularia.

PT has covered a controversy concerning the peppered moth here. Michael Majerus, a lepidopterist and expert on melanism and the peppered moth, died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2009. Nick Matzke covered Majerus’s last experiment here.

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Soon Ray will show up and claim there is no evidence for natural selection. I guess he thinks the moths “intelligently designed” themselves. Or maybe that was one of the other trolls. We need a score card.

But they’re still moths!

Natural selection is both a tautology and untrue, you know.

Creationist logic in a nutshell.

Glen Davidson

Also, don’t forget his article in Evolution: Education and Outreach, which is (finally) open access again:

http://link.springer.com/article/10[…]2-008-0107-y

Hooray for the peppered moth!

But…but…the peppered moth natural selection photographs were staged! The photographs WERE STAGED!!

(end sarcasm)

But they’re still moths!

And they’re still insects!

And their still arthropods!

And there still bilaterals!

And they is still metazoa!

And they be still eukaryotes!

DS said:

Soon Ray will show up and claim there is no evidence for natural selection. I guess he thinks the moths “intelligently designed” themselves. Or maybe that was one of the other trolls. We need a score card.

That would be “SteveP”, who believes that living organisms “intelligently design” themselves.

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