Category: Modern Synthesis

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 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]

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]