Category: Charles Darwin

Extinction and the History of Life

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     This planet is the one planet in our solar system that is capable of supporting life and like everything in the universe, life, like the planet earth also has a history that stretches back billions of years starting from its inevitable if still mysterious origin to all the current [Continue]

Species Concepts- One Size Fits All?

Total Share: 00000Follow Us The most important concept central to evolutionary biology is the study of species or groups of organisms that are adapted to a part of the environment and it is at the level of species. As the Modern Synthesis became established, there were not one but two definitions of species, and one [Continue]

The Other Side of the Second Law

Total Share: 00000Follow Us The science of thermodynamics is the science that studies energy, it’s ability to transform into different forms, and the difference between energy that is useful from energy that is useless.¬† Indeed energy comes in a variety of forms such as gravitational energy, kinetic energy¬† or energy of movement, and the energy [Continue]

The Many Forms of Natural Selection

Total Share: 00000Follow Us Charles Darwin was the first scientist ever to give a name to that mechanism that is responsible for the evolution of life, which is natural selection and it there is a chapter with that title in his book On the Origin of Species. In it he describes that natural selection is [Continue]

How a Pea Garden was an Answer to Darwin’s Problems

Total Share: 00000Follow Us   In Darwin’s theory of evolution, all of life is the descendant of a common ancestor and natural selection is the main mechanism of adaptation for evolving species. That is made possible as Darwin so clearly stated in The Origin of Species that every population has heritable variation, an observation by [Continue]