Texts, articles and reviews with label: 'biology'.

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video and presentationWhat if naturalism were a pseudo-religion? The anthropological and theological challenge of naturalism

summaryNaturalism is nowadays put forward as the only interpretation of the natural sciences. Is it really reasonable to accept this view of science, and what if naturalism is nothing more than a theology, a pseudo-religion?
Author: Moisés Pérez Marcos

video and presentationBiomedical research and personalised medicine in heart failure

summaryHeart failure, which is common after heart attacks, is a serious health problem. Despite its seriousness, its research is not as well developed as in other fields. Various approaches to research in this field, and their ethical implications, are explained.
Author: María de Ujué Moreno

video and presentationArgument of design and fifth way of St. Thomas 

summaryThe so-called argument of design is often identified with the fifth way of St. Thomas. However, they are different: both start from the natural order, but they focus on a different order subject , different subject of finality, different causality, and reach different conclusions: they are not comparable.
Author: Santiago Collado

The man before the man video and presentation

summaryThe scientific findings are described which show that early humans (Homo habilis) emerged from bipedal ancestors 4 million years ago and are identifiable in the fossil record as early as 2 million years ago.
Author: Daniel Turbón

Human genetic diversity 100,000 years agovideo and presentation

summaryHuman palaeogenetic studies based on mitochondrial DNA are described, as well as studies of Neanderthals, with special emphasis on the study of Denisovans and their relationships with other branches of the human lineage.
Author: Daniel Turbón

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Download PDFWhy do we have to accept evolution? 

summaryWhenever science provides solutions to certain issues, a plethora of questions immediately arise. The biological theory of evolution uncovered a "Pandora's box" that requires other knowledge to be completed.
Author: Antonio Pardo

Chance and levels of observation in evolution 

summaryThe theory of evolution currently posits the origin of new forms of life as result of chance and natural selection. In science, each phenomenon requires an appropriate method of study, and there may be different levels of observation involving different methods of study. In evolution, admitting chance at one level of explanation does not imply that other levels of...
Author: Antonio Pardo

Scientism today

summaryReview of the different manifestations of current scientism: Scientism in epistemology, scientistic naturalism, physicist scientism, biologist scientism, technicist scientism and scientism in public opinion.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The discussion on the status of homo floresiensis

summary: Account of the finding of the Man of Flores, vicissitudes of his remains and summary of the various scientific opinions on their significance.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

textEvolutionism. State of play 

summary summary of Darwinism from Darwin's theses to the present day. Criticism of Darwinist approaches, on questions of method and from the scientific point of view. Proposal of an alternative way.
Author: Antonio Pardo

The origin of life 

summary speaker gives the session in an informative tone, and summarises some of the most recent findings in support of the various existing theories on the origin of life on Earth.
Author: Francisco Javier Novo

Download PDFThe Origin of Life and the Evolution of Species: Science and Interpretations 

summaryThe scientific study of the beginnings of the world has in recent historical times raised the biological questions of the origin of life and the evolution of species (understood as the passage from one species to another by generation). In addition to the purely scientific problems they raise (such as the difficulty of establishing solid hypotheses), they also raise the question of...
Author: Antonio Pardo

The origin of man. Current state of paleoanthropological research. Download PDF

summaryI.INTRODUCTION. II.PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS. 1. The fossil record. 2. The dating of fossils. 3. The biological notion of species. 4. status of man within the animal kingdom. III.FOSSILS OF UPPER PRIMATE NON-HOMANIDS. 1. Family Hylobatidae. 2. Family Pongidae. 3. Ramapithecus. IV. FOSSILS OF HOMINIDS. 1. Most important findings...
Author: Rafael Jordana

Emergence and reduction in morphogenetic theories

summaryThe origin of the universe and of man are the limit cases of the evolutionary worldview, whose main task consists in the formulation of morphogenetic theories explaining how new levels emerge from more basic ones. In this context, the problems of emergence and reduction occupy a central place....
Author: Mariano Artigas

download PDFStatus of the human embryo 

Author: María Iraburu

Download PDFHabit acquisition in the context of neuronal genomic and epigenomic mosaicism 

Author: Francisco J. Novo

Science from the perspective of faith. Scientific knowledge does not question the existence of God.

Author: Alister McGrath

Human genetic diversity 100,000 years ago 

Author: Daniel Turbón

Download PDFEvolution, between science, reason and faith 

Author: Juan Luis Lorda

"Genetics is not incompatible with human freedom".

summaryInterview with José Ignacio Murillo in Ambos mundos on freedom, genetic determinism, environmental influence and neuroethics.
Author: Daniel Capó

Download PDFThe third leg of evolution and the example of the car 

Author: Juan Luis Lord

The remote origins of the human race. Miocene hominoids

summaryReview of Miocene hominids, with considerations on individual specimens, and links to more extensive papers.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Lights and shadows in the study of human evolution

summaryThe latest fossil discoveries of human ancestors are reviewed and their implications for the hypotheses of human evolutionary genealogy are analysed.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Download PDFMonogenism and polygenism 

summaryThe present article is an update of the status quaestionissof the origin of the human being in the light of the most recent anthropological and genetic research data. It reviews the latest contributions of science and the current state of research, as well as a philosophical reading of the data in the light of the catholic doctrine on the origin of man.
Author: Rubén Herce

download pDFOur cousins the Denisovans 

summary: About 40,000 years ago three Humanities occupied the Earth: homo sapiens, neanderthals and denisovans, a group of which nothing was known and from which we inherited part of the immune system.
Author: Jesús Rubio

New advances in molecular biology: smart genes

summaryReflection, with regard to the intelligent genes in charge of development, of the need for a programmer of their behaviour.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Origin of man

summaryA work in which, after three technical chapters by Daniel Turbón, Mariano Artigas explains the issues in relation to faith and religion.
Author: Mariano Artigas and Daniel Turbón 

Proteins you think. About award Nobel Prize for Medicine 1994

summaryOn 11 October 1994, the press reported the award of the award Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professors Alfred G. Gilman and Martin Rodbell for "the finding of G proteins and their role in signal transmission in cells". This is a new breakthrough in molecular biology, which sample is showing more and more detail on how life works...
Author: Mariano Artigas

Selam. The australopithecine girl from Dikika

summaryThe Selam fossil: An update on palaeoanthropology and a detailed description of the Selam fossil.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Presentationseminar on evolution with Professor Javier Novo

summaryThe basic concepts of population genetics are presented, and the role of selection and neutralist alternatives for evolution are indicated; the role of chaotic dynamics and the generation of complexity in biological systems are analysed in colloquium .
Author: Javier Novo

On the origin of human intelligence

summaryThe brain as an organ of understanding, Can we know scientifically how human intelligence arose, Darwin or Wallace?
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Theory of Evolution

summaryThe beginning of the theory of evolution, the Darwin/Wallace theory of evolution, discussion around Darwin's theory, the principles of the Genetics, the synthetic theory, molecular biology and Genetics, some scientific questions debated around the theory of evolution, selectionism versus neutralism, punctuationism versus gradualism, the notion of species...
Author: Santiago Collado González

The Miracle of Evolution

summaryThe article explains the usual confusion between evolution and Darwinism, the position of the creationism, and the errors of the Intelligent Design solution to conciliate these arguments.
Author: Stephen M. Barr