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Teaching evolution in Kentucky—with accommodationism

When I first gave a talk at the University of Kentucky in 2010 (could it really have been five years ago?), I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Krupa, a biologist and natural historian with wide interests, and with a reputation as an excellent teacher (see here for my visit to his lab). Krupa has now written […]

Shark jaws

Here are two more photos from my immensely edifying visit to Jim Krupa’s lab at The University of Kentucky.  They show the extreme diversity of morphology that evolution can produce in a single group. The first shows the jaw of what I remember as a tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier.  National Geographic notes that “They have sharp, […]

Egg-eating snakes

On my trip to Kentucky I had the pleasure of meeting James Krupa, a biologist and natural historian with wide research interests.  One of his specialties is a bizarre group of reptiles:  egg-eating snakes.  Actually, there are two groups: five species of African egg-eaters in the genus Dasypeltis, and the single species of Indian egg-eater, […]