Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Heather Lyon
We are evolving as all things do in response to environmental pressures, now how much we are evolving has to do with whether you look at the human race as a whole or if you look at different sections of the human population. If you...
By: Carolyn Lee - 408104
All living thing need to reproduce in order to exist as a species. What is interesting, however, is how different species achieve reproduction. Reproduction can be divided into two categories, asexual and sexual. Both types can be further divided based on the different reproductive mechanisms...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Jim Mcfalls
To echo one of my previous articles...Evolution is always happening. There is no such thing as "devolution." The very definition of evolution includes responding to the environment in such a way that the odds of reproducing are increased. There is no "better" or...
By: Gabie Nic
In all species, sexual behavior is directed by a complex interplay between steroid hormone actions in the brain that give rise to sexual arousability and experience with sexual reward that gives rise to expectations of competent sexual activity, including sexual arousal, desire, and performance. Sexual...
Book reviews: A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
By: Magda DH
Douglas Adams aficionado, cricket fan and one of the foremost biologists of our time, Richard Dawkins is amongst the staunchest defenders of reason against what some perceive as a raising flood of irrationality - and he does it in excellent style. 'Devil's Chaplain' is a...
By: Natalie Palmer
Food scientist? Food engineer? What do these people do anyway? A common misconception is that a food scientist understands all the nutritional aspects of food. However, food science is a much broader field of studies than nutrition. Food science and technology studies the ingredients that...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Todd Pheifer
This question is biological, but it is also spiritual and philosophical. In order to answer it, we would need to agree upon the definition and parameters of "evolution". In other words, we have to define our criteria for the improvement or regression of society. Are...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: John Toscano
The question is not so much one of whether humans are still evolving, but we should rather be asking ourselves, "In what direction is human evolution now heading?" What are the selective pressures acting on contemporary human populations, how do they differ from those...
Book reviews: Your Inner Fish, A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body, by Neil Shubin
By: Magda DH
Every living thing on the planet had parents.This is a law of biology so fundamental that it's usually taken for granted, but it holds the key to the phenomenon known as descent with modifications, which is the mechanism of evolution. This process leaves signatures...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Jacob Cohen-Donnelly
On a strict biological standpoint, we, as a species, are evolving tremendously. That is not to say that there are not faults to our evolution, but overall, we are evolving and ever changing. To understand how, though, one must first understand exactly what the word...

 

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