world

Nobel prize in medicine awarded to Swedish scientist for research on evolution

19 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.


19 Comments
Login to comment

I know someone who doesn’t believe in evolution. Imagine that.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Thank all the gods that may be for science and men and women like him here, who dedicate their lives to research for the betterment of all.

But I bet the folks who believe in creationism are ticked off that he got it, and all those that believe that Dr. Google is the "best" researcher and scientist ever invented!

6 ( +10 / -4 )

I applaud him too. There is a huge evolutionary gap between humans and apes. The more DNA that we gather to fill in this gap the better we can understand how we came to be what we are.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I know someone who doesn’t believe in evolution.

Probably their belief depends on what you mean by “evolution”. For example, everyone believes that things change over time, which is one form of evolution.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Most religions do not believe in evolution.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Paabo has spearheaded research comparing…showing that there was mixing between the species.

A Nobel Prize has been awarded for research that ancient peoples had relations with non-Homo sapiens sapiens? Why? Since there are cases of modern peoples engaging in the same behavior?

This is like awarding a Nobel Prize for researching whether or not ancient peoples were always honest. We aren’t; neither were they.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Most religions do not believe in evolution

I’ve found the more intelligent religious people accept it. The current pope ( a man with a background in science ) accepts it along with the Big Bang, but still thinks there is some kind of fairy behind it. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, is an extremely intelligent man and is on board with it.

The types going all-in on a 6,000-year-old earth, talking snakes, zombies, demonically possessed pigs jumping off cliffs, flying horses, naughty desert spirits, being reincarnated as a salmon or whatever aren’t to be taken too seriously on pretty much any topic.

but I think it's got more to do with quantum physics

Know much about this, do you? I honestly don’t. I’ve tried to get my head round it ( I have a background in physics ) but I don’t see how it explains organic life.

I’d be glad to be educated on this.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

The types going all-in on a 6,000-year-old earth, talking snakes, zombies, demonically possessed pigs jumping off cliffs, flying horses, naughty desert spirits, being reincarnated as a salmon or whatever aren’t to be taken too seriously on pretty much any topic.

LOL

Thise numbers are so low it’s not worth mentioning, that is unless folks are obsessed with being better than their neighbors, which is rather at the same low intellect.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

A Nobel Prize has been awarded for research that ancient peoples had relations with non-Homo sapiens sapiens? Why? Since there are cases of modern peoples engaging in the same behavior?

Neither of the humans mentioned in the article were Homo sapiens sapiens, that does nothing to decrease the importance of his discoveries, that clarify many things that were not known about paleogenetics, obviously you don't understand the importance of knowing what is the way human evolution happened, but for people in the field this is extremely important. This research has even resulted in practical knowledge that helps understanding current risks for some diseases that are related to the kind of genes inherited from specific human antecessors.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

These numbers are so low, it’s not worth mentioning

Oh, I don’t think so.

To take your home country for a start, according to Gallup ( 2019 ), 40% of Americans believe the planet is around 10,000 years old and humans were created in their current form.

Worryingly, some of these people find their way into politics.

You seem to see them as a tiny minority but you weren’t clear on your opinion of them. I think the idea of a 10,000-years-old Earth is completely nuts.

How about you?

7 ( +10 / -3 )

You seem to see them as a tiny minority but you weren’t clear on your opinion of them. I think the idea of a 10,000-years-old Earth is completely nuts. 

How about you?

Totally nuts!

Sothebys is auctioning off a 65 million year old T Rex.

Gallup ( 2019 ), 40% of Americans believe the planet is around 10,000 years

You’re being played by the MSM. The Gallup question never asks about “10,000 years”.

But I understand how folks could fall for it. I have the same reaction to folks who believe in the MSM. Who’s Biden torching now in GITMO is what I wanna know.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

This coming Sunday my pastor is gonna have a FIT.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

The nobel prize is so dated especially in medicine, somebody will win the prize for COVID test probably 25 years from now

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Its not mentioned in this article, but Svante Paabo is a professor at OIST. Okinawan Institute of Science and Technology.

https://www.oist.jp/news-center/press-releases/prof-svante-paabo-wins-nobel-prize-physiology-or-medicine-2022

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Here's to Dr. Paabo! His research has shown the deep history of the human species, and how the neanderthals live on in us. Yes, they are "extinct" in the sense that neanderthals interbred with other human varieties - which makes them members of the same species, as the offspring are fertile! Here's to humanity in all our marvelous variety!

This genetic research is illuminating the history of humans, our migrations, our cultural developments and how they relate to our genetics over the generations. Just fascinating and very revealing of the process of science, as prior hypotheses are discarded and new ones developed based on new research. Science - humanity's greatest invention!

A father and son win separate Nobel prizes in medicine 40 years apart?

What a fabulous development!

Nobel in Physiology or Medicine: Svante Pääbo’s father won the same prize in 1982

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/current-affairs-trends/nobel-prize-in-medicine-or-physiology-svante-paabos-father-sune-bergstrom-was-also-a-winner-in-the-same-field-9271521.html

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I applaud him too. There is a huge evolutionary gap between humans and apes. The more DNA that we gather to fill in this gap the better we can understand how we came to be what we are.

Humans are apes, so the evolutionary gap is actually zero.

In fact, we are far more closely related to chimpanzees than chimpanzees are to orangutans.

The research in question is about the interbreeding of two other types of humans with homo sapiens.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

A hard blow to the medieval religious anti-science club..

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Congratulations to scientist Svante Paabo.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites