Welcome to the November 1, 2012 edition of the Carnival of Evolution! We’ve got all sorts of interesting evolution-related links for you this month, so I’ve tried to sort them out a bit for you.
But enough of the preliminaries, let’s jump right into things…
Evolution, education, and experimentation
Greg Laden talks about Allen’s Rule, Phenotypic Plasticity, and The Nature of Evolution at Greg Laden’s Blog (logically enough), and it includes a downloadable PDF for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Devin Drown explains When mummies attack! Why specificity matters for coevolution at Nothing in biology makes sense! (and no, it’s not a Halloween post — that comes later).
Marc Srour gives us both Pikaia: One of the Earliest Chordates and The Ancestry of Mammals: A Profile of the Synapsida at Teaching Biology.
Greg Mayer and Jerry Coyne present Caturday felid: how the king cheetah got his stripes at Why Evolution Is True.
Evolution and society (here there be creationists…)
Christopher Hogue gives us BioImplement: The mouse trap, redux. at BioImplement — a really good debunking of the Behe claim that a mouse trap displays “irreducible complexity,” produced by actually showing the evolution of the modern-day mouse trap from a fishing hook.
Noah Mattoon contributes Evolution vs. Creationism: A completely unambiguous, logically unassailable scientific test. Now we can all stop arguing on the internet about it. at Nothing in biology makes sense!
Into the depths (get your math on)…
Graham Coop posts an abstract for a paper asserting that Horizontal gene transfer may explain variation in θs at Haldane’s Sieve. A short post and lively comment section present an online blog-centric version of peer review.
Odds and ends
Bradly Alicea discusses Scale and Evolution: a phenomonological perspective at Synthetic Daisies.
That wraps things up for this edition, many thanks to all the authors and submitters, and thank you for reading along! While you wait for the next edition, you will find the Carnival of Evolution on Facebook and Twitter, as well as at the official Carnival of Evolution blog. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the Carnival index page.