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He's Baaack

Turkish creationist Adnan Oktar is working on the fifth volume of his 14-part series, the Atlas of Creation, that he says will show that "Darwin and his theory are dead." (He has sent previous volumes of the text to various people, companies, and institutions -- we're good here though, thanks.) According to the Wall Street Journal, Richard Dawkins calls the book "total inanity." In it, Oktar places the images of fossils next to what he says are their modern counterparts, though he makes a few mistakes, confusing snakes and eels and including "a man-made fishing fly with a metal hook clearly visible." Dawkins adds that Oktar "doesn't know anything about zoology, doesn't know anything about biology. He knows nothing about what he is attempting to refute."

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.