Category: natural selection

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 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 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]