By: Christyl Rivers
Charles Darwin was very thorough in his explanation of natural selection as a prime driver for evolution. Just as importantly, Darwin also put forward the idea of gradualism. Understanding gradualism is very critical to Darwin's theory. Even in his own day, he noted that traits...
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is key to all biology. When Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace laid out their thesis on how organisms came to be, and changed over time, it opened a window to clear understanding of not just life itself, but other systems, as well. Even...
Why evolution is a core theme of biology
By: Chris Wiegard
Humans have studied living things throughout history. For most of this time, our study was simply an effort to identify species and behaviors that would support human survival- either in terms of hunting, agriculture or predator avoidance. But over the past 500 years, human use...
By: Lancelot Tucker
Over the years, humans have influenced the evolution of non-human species in various ways. Scientists the world over have recorded these ways so that generations can understand how the human species operates. In this article are some ways in which humans operate differently from non-humans...
Flaws in evolutionary theory
By: Christyl Rivers
The debate about evolution is not as intense as it once was, but critics of evolution do still show up. Most of the flaws that dog the theory of evolution are outlined here. In point of fact, they are not flaws, so much as they...
Could genetic engineering affect evolution?
By: The Renegade
Genetic engineering is going to alter humanity's future evolution. There is no avoiding this fact. The debate over whether we should or should not engage in genetic engineering is completely moot. If we can do it, we will, and no amount of legislation, moral arguments...
By: Michael Totten
In binocular vision, an organism has two eyes which are aligned so that their field of vision overlaps in part. This causes a slight parallax difference between the field of vision of each eye in the area of overlap. The small binocular disparity is automatically...
By: Michael Prather - 660563
Approximately 543 million years ago, a tremendous change took place on the Earth. This change came in the form of a rapid diversification of life. This change marks the beginning of a period in the history of the Earth known as the Cambrian era, and...

 

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