Tagged: phylogenetics

Evolution actually – A tale of two disciplines - Lippy Linguist

Andreea Calude Nov 09, 2017

I wrote a recent post which touched on adopting approaches from other disciplines, specifically biology, and applying them to language data. It started a long time ago, that we realised language, as abstract and elusive as it might seem, can be thought of (and even more, modelled) in a similar vein to biological phenomena – people credit Darwin with … Read More

Testing common ancestry to all modern-day life - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 14, 2010

That evolution occurs is well resolved. Precisely how evolution occurs, in detail, is less so. One question revolves around if present-day life arose from a single species or more than one. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="263" caption="Darwin's tree (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)"][/caption] Douglas Theobald  from Brandeis University has tested if life arose from one or several … Read More