By: Lime Green Sphere
The Chokecherry is a single species of bird cherry that is endemic to North America. The berries and flowers add an accent and fall colors of this plant are beautiful. In the past, Native peoples of North America used blueberry plant parts both for nourishment...
By: Sammy Stein
To become a botanist you need first and foremost a love of plants and a curious mind.Plants are amazing, pure and simple. They are found in every habitat on earth and adapt to live in the very harshest of places. From hydrophytes which live...
By: Lime Green Sphere
Would it surprise you that this unusual plant has berries that taste just like lemons? It's true, and it is quite an interesting coincidence. It makes sense that, in the past, native peoples of North America used the berries to make a drink not unlike...
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: Karen Bledsoe
Oregon grape, the state flower of Oregon, is a North American native shrub worthy of a spot in a natural landscape. Oregon grape, sometimes called Oregon grape holly because of its spiny leaves, is classified as Berberis aquifolium, or its older name, Mahonia aquifolium. Dwarf...
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...

 

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