Lamarck's theory of evolution and its legacy
By: Christine G.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744 - 1829) died 30 years before Charles Darwin's Origin of Species was published. He made considerable contributions to biology and conchology, but no one paid much attention to his passing. His ultimate fame rests on his ideas about evolution, which have been...
Assessing the future of human evolution
By: Christine G.
Where is humanity going? Is a new evolutionary leap just around the corner, as popular entertainment and some members of the scientific community suggest? The philosopher Nietzsche postulated the coming of a superman, and Hitler tried to actualize that vision by breeding superior specimens and...
By: Ian Pauley
As evolution is a slow process it is a presumption that the rate of physical change moves at the same pace as the rate of change of the environment in which an animal lives or has the evolutionary tools to survive a cataclysmic event.Darwin's...
By: Brice Oh
To assess the future of human evolution, let us first look at the term evolution itself and how did human evolved to who we are in today.Charles Darwin's theory of evolution stated that man evolved from the apelike ancestor around 40,000 years ago...
By: Tarot
The first primate like creatures evolved by the end of the Mesozoic era around 65 million years ago from the group of mammals known as insectivore, these protoprimates were similar in form to squirrels or tree shrews. Of similar size and form they were probably...
By: Perry McCarney
Genetic variation is the mainstay component of modern evolutionary theory. At its most basic level it is also fairly easy to understand, as it can be observed by anyone from any walk of life. Look at the people around you, we are all human despite...
By: Fran Moriarty
Life has changed over time. This is the Law of Evolution. This is to be distinguished from the dispute between Acquired Characteristics, Natural Selection and the Modern Synthetic Theory which offer explanations of how evolution occurred. This article examines the evidence that supports the Law...
By: Tarot
Lemurs are a group of early primates that survive only on the island of Madagascar and nearby Comoros islands. Lemurs are often said to be a primitive form of primate but I prefer the term early because it means they evolved from an early form...
By: Stefan Joosten
Predicting how animal life on our planet will continue to evolve is a bit like science fiction writing. It is possible to make grand predictions about new species. But I'd rather take a look at current trends and what they tell us about animal evolution...
By: Rena Sherwood
Wondering about the future evolution of the human race is an exciting and hopeful process. Based on the great adaptations our species has done in order to thrive, it is safe to say that human beings will be capable of things we might think impossible...

 

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