By: Kathy Stemke
If you were to compress all of the earth's history into one year, primates would appear about 5 days before the new year, and Homo Sapiens (Man) would appear about 2 hours before the new year. How did mammals become simple primates and then become...
The evolution of primates
By: jaybob
The Evolution of Primates: Primate evolution has been a long process of natural selection that has produced the species of monkey, ape, and even human beings that we have today. Within the evolutionary pressures that arose around sixty-five million years ago, a species of arboreal...
Book reviews: Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History, by Xiaoming Wang and Richard Tedford
By: Tami Port MS
Paleontologists Xiaoming Wang and Richard Tedford wrote the book (literally and figuratively) on the evolution of the taxonomic family Canidae; an evolutionary history that spans 40 million years. The taxon is comprised of dog-like creatures that range from the extinct, ancient Hesperocyons to today's more...
Book reviews: The Evolutionary Biology of Parasites, by Peter Price
By: Tami Port MS
For students of science who are interested in how parasitic organisms came to be, this 15th Monograph in Robert May's "Population Biology Series", originally published in 1980, is an interesting and informative must-have classic for students of parasitology. * How Did Parasitic Organisms Evolve? *...
By: Tami Port MS
In 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace released a joint scientific paper which introduced the concept of evolution by means of natural selection. This paper, along with Darwin's subsequent publication, "The Origin of Species," changed the way science and society explain events in our...
The evolution of sharks
By: Anelisa
"The tiger shark is a deadly predator. It is a solitary hunter that will eat anything it can get down its throat-including other sharks," (Wildlife Fact-File" Our family lives a few minutes drive from Lake Erie in north-eastern Ohio. We are seeing more and...
Evolution Dna Dinosaurs Evolve into Birds Phylogeny Cladistics Archeoteryx
By: Jared Hansman
The phrase becoming more common at thanksgiving day dinner is "It's time to carve the dinosaur", because we can no longer deny the evidence. With new DNA technology we are able to compare the "double helix" (DNA) and it's gene sequences of any organism. This...
Biston Bitularia Peppered Moth Kettlewell Evolution Natural Selection Complex
By: Jules Pierre
No. And that's what's so brilliant about it! I remember very clearly, in one of my Zoology lectures, now so long ago, our lecturer trying to hammer into us this simple fact. The focus of his statement was slightly different, I must admit. What he...
By: Herman Bos
The evolution of humans.A business history.Except for the last few hundred years no reliable records were kept, are incomplete or were lost, thus we do have the abominable task to reconstruct that.This requires the effort of an extra-terrestrial to which this would...
By: Edward Webber
Many believe that evolution is just an "idea" and is not proven or is on shaky ground. However, a theory is much more than just a "guess" as so many mistakenly think. A theory is a hypothesis, supported by facts to substantiate it. Evolution is...

 

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