Category: history of biology

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: The First Biochemist

Total Share: 00000Follow Us       Chemistry which studies how atoms and molecules interact to form new and different substances is subdivided into various fields and one of which biochemistry studies how living organisms synthesize and use carbon and hydrogen based molecules needed for various kinds of life processes.   All the fields of [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]

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]

How a Principle of Geology Influenced Darwin

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     There are plenty of books, magazine articles, as well as online blogs about Charles Darwin’s work and these do great justice to Darwin’s revolutionary ideas and his theories are taught in textbooks in high school biology classes and university courses that it can be hard to appreciate the genius [Continue]

The Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Biology

Total Share: 00000Follow Us   The science of evolutionary biology is the central unifying theory in biology and has been and will continue to be, successful in answering the “ultimate” or “why” questions by providing a historical explanation for every field in biology from biochemistry to paleontology by using the Darwininian concept and fact of [Continue]