Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biology
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- Epigenetics - main article
- Epigenetic theory - overlapping content
- Transgenerational epigenetics - overlapping content
- Soft inheritance - overlapping content
- Inheritance of acquired characteristics - negatively characterized as outdated and disproven Soviet dogma that had disastrous administrative consequences
- Lamarckism - categorized as an obsolete scientific theory, despite contemporary re-analyses within the mainstream scientific community
- Lysenkoism - depicts Lamarckism, and, specifically, the inheritance of acquired characteristics, as being a textbook example of pseudoscience among Lysenko's many bedlamitic absurdities
This interrelated series of articles is one of the most disoriented, contradictory and factually compromised sets that I've encountered on our project in quite some time. Moreover, the overlapping nature of content and lack of adequately unambiguous central navigation is confusing, even for someone who has existing familiarity with the general topic. I'm not certain of how much available manpower WikiProject Biology has to offer at the moment, but I'd like to get the ball rolling on a collaborative effort of some sort. — C M B J 04:56, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
Wikimedia Discord has a Biology Channel!Edit
I hope to feature a link to this on the main page after the redesign is complete, but for the time being I wanted to advertise it here. I would love for more people to join, and I hope it will prove a major resource to us going forward as we improve WP:BIOL and it's subprojects. I cannot emphasize how refreshing it can be to talk in real time (or even in voice channels!) rather than in talk pages.
Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Violence#Defining violence in the lead sentence. Considering that violence is a broad term (as is clear by the Wikipedia article), but it is especially relevant to the medical/health area, how to define the term in the lead sentence needs discussion.
It's now an RfC: Talk:Violence#RfC about the first and second sentences in the lead. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 03:59, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Updating NOAA Fisheries articleEdit
Hi, I'm Allison and I'm an employee of NOAA. As an editor with a conflict of interest, I will not directly edit the NOAA article, or related articles. I am seeking interested editors to review an updated History section for the National Marine Fisheries Service article and implement the changes if they see fit. You may view the complete request and section here. My version of the History section encompasses information in the existing Background and History sections, and provides a cohesive and accurate story of the organization and includes inline citations. I'm hoping an editor will review my proposed section below and place the section at the top of the article, removing the existing Background and History sections. I'm happy to provide more information if needed. Thank you for your help! AP at NOAA (talk) 16:53, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
- @AP at NOAA: Hi Allison, thanks for taking the high road - as you can see it may take a while before people look in on individual articles. This is not my area, but I wouldn't see any problems with updating the history section with your material. It's more concise and certainly better sourced. Two points: what about the 2000s developments (the last senetence of the current section) - doesn't that strike you as relevant? And, I don't quite see how the new material would serve to replace the "Background" section. There's a deal of information about current scope and setup in there which is not present in your replacement text. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 21:41, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
FAR for cell nucleusEdit
I have nominated Cell nucleus for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 22:16, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
Is this a good source?Edit
- Well, it's an essay by some academics. That's a bit better than a random blog but far from the sort of reliable secondary source we'd like for biological topics. For medical stuff you have to use really solid material such as systematic review articles; for biology, a decent textbook is usually fine, and review articles will be useful to keep things up to date. Best to avoid the majority of websites really, though articles from places like the major natural history museums or research institutes will often be usable. Chiswick Chap (talk) 14:55, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for the inconvenience (the page had been nominated for speedy deletion due to copyright concerns), I've changed the text, I think the banner can be removed now. --Sinucep (talk) 13:58, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Help with article that involves biological researchEdit
I wonder if someone might help with the review of a proposed research section about the scientist Martha G. Welchlocated at Talk:Martha G. Welch#Request Edits October 2020 In general, it the concerns autonomic nervous system. The subject is very technical so someone with a background in biology would make a good reviewer. I have a conflict of interest as an employee of Nusura, which represents the Nurture Science Program at Columbia University Medical Center. Welch is the Director of the program. Many thanks. KnollLane55901 (talk) 17:57, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Description regarding differences in skin among individualsEdit
Thoughts are needed on the following: Talk:Human skin color#Description regarding differences in skin among individuals. A permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 04:57, 18 October 2020 (UTC)