By: Richard Chiolero
Imagine that you've just been handed an innocuous-looking list from a botany professor. On this list (which is more of a scavenger-hunt, really) are items that are being requested for the coming semester's botany course. You scan the list and realize that: a) none...
Do Organisms always Evolve into more Complex Forms
By: Triana Rathads
There is so much diversity among living organisms, and those that are similar in their structures and behaviors are grouped together into a hierarchy of Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and species. Diversity occurs due to evolution of species where genetic mutations, and non...
By: Triana Rathads
There are many species that live alone, who show signs of agitation around others who invade their territory and who only come together in order to reproduce (1), this way of life is a successful survival strategy for a large majority of solitary species, as...
By: Sunny Thomas
Evolution or Creation.This question always puzzled me a lot. Am I a descendant of a monkey or a fish or bacteria? After reading and hearing of the so called intellectuals and scientists I was bit confused. I was always reluctant to accept one of...
By: William J. Stevens
The cheetah is unique, the only species in its genus, so different from other cats that until the twentieth century it was often assumed to be a type of dog. There are certainly similarities between the cheetah and the dog, most notably the structure of...
By: Ernest Capraro
Ah, possibilities. To any science fiction author or fan, this is a no brainer. We are, after all, in the business of considering new possibilities. We will ignore the fact that there are already life forms based on RNA, since that is really a technicality...
Will the Genetic Barcodes Revolutionize Science Practical Application
By: Dangerous person
Historically taxonomy has been an art. People have looked at stuff and said "well, that LOOKS like that other animal, so it is probably the same thing". In the 1800s, it was a popular hobby - so if you had enough free time (and you...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Carol Noble
Everyone wants to believe the human race is evolving. It makes us all feel we are better than those who came before. We do, after all have a lot of technological knowhow to show for our mental deliberations and inventive prowess.However, I consider this...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Matthew Mulville
From the birth of Life until now, Lifeforms on Earth have been evolving slowly. Different slight variations of the same creature would survive better with the given environment, making them the dominant variant of that creature and the variants that are less capable or compatible...
By: Katherine Harms
The term "positive eugenics" is an oxymoron. Anyone who thinks that humans could possibly manage reproduction and select offspring in a way that will be good for society as a whole should look at any thoroughbred population in the animal world. Thoroughbred race horses, German...

 

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