By: Keith Hamburger
The phrase "survival of the fittest" is often used to describe what Charles Darwin called "natural selection". These exact words were not coined by Darwin but by a contemporary of his, Herbert Spencer. Spencer used the concept, if not the words, in works on economics...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Paul Peters - 483623
There is a lot of confusion with survival of the fittest. Many people use this as a word that is interchangeable with evolution. In reality though survival of the fittest is completely different then survival of the fittest. Evolution is the process of change over...
Understanding the hill forts of Somerset
By: Andrew Egbers
No arts; no letters, no society, and which is worst of all, continual fear anddanger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish andshort.' Thomas Hobbes English Philosopher 1588-1679IntroductionWould this statement apply to our forebears, who lived in the hill-forts...
Cryptozoology is a Valid Science
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Cryptozoology is simply the search for either living examples of animals identified as extinct or new species of creatures lacking empirical scientific evidence. Because of the speculative nature of the field, the lack of initial evidence supporting the organisms, and the bias towards confirmation instead...
By: Krystle Hernandez
Have you ever wondered how human beings came to be? Most of us have been in science classes that contain charts, graphs, or diagrams depicting the evolution of man from primate (a small, chimp-like creature) to the homo sapiens we know each other as today...
What a Caesar cipher really is
By: Frances Stanford
A Caesar cipher is the earliest known tool for creating codes to encrypt messages. It is known by several other names, which include Caesar's shift, Caesar's code and the shift cipher. This code-breaker is a substitution cipher in which one letter of the alphabet is...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Sally Morem
"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." -Charles DarwinSurvival is a definition of fitness. "Survival of the fittest" is therefore a tautology. -Sentiment often expressed by...
Sahelanthropus tchadensis
By: Billy B. Bob
Sahelanthropus tchadensis: Milford Wolpoff and Michel BrunetMilford Wolpoff and Michel Brunet were both published in Nature in regard to the evolutionary significance of Sahelanthropus tchadensis. Despite the species' small canines, reduced prognathism, and supraorbital torus, it remains clear to Wolpoff that Sahelanthropus was not bipedal...
Views on the theories of evolution
By: Jonah Hexx
Go ahead and assume that you don't know s*&t about s%t. You may have never had an original thought in your pretty little head all your life. Maybe, you've just been regurgitating what you were taught all those tender innocent years in childhood. Perhaps...
Is Cryptozoology a Valid Science
By: Travis King - 507617
Cryptozoology is the study of creatures whose existence have not been proved, such as the Loch Ness Monster or Sasquatch. Many cultures have myths of strange creatures inhabiting local forests or bodies of water, and in recent times scientists, amateur and professional, have begun to...

 

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