Studying the Evolution of Adaptation: Doc Insertion, Gene Duplication, and Viral Resistance in Flies

How do animals develop natural resistance to environmental pathogens? By looking at a basic form of invertebrate, a common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), and its' relationship to a host-specific parasitic virus, a better understanding of how the animal kingdom adapts to pathogens can be gained.

Western Science: The Atheists's Religion

One must be able to internalize, and fully grasp on the most fundamental of levels, that what our culture calls “science” is an abomination compared to what the founders of this concept were initially Enlightening the world to. There is indeed still beautiful and amazing science being done; yes, but as a whole one must assess the reason why the majority of science is being done in the first place. What is our culture’s motivation for scientific progression?