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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]

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]

Darwin as the Newton of Biology

Total Share: 00000Follow Us       Evolution by natural selection is the central principle of all of biology and no field of biology has been affected more so by evolution as described by Darwin then confirmed through the Modern Synthesis. Indeed, I consider evolution to be the “Grand Unified Theory” of biology since every [Continue]

What are the Three Questions of Biology?

Total Share: 00000Follow Us If the scientific method for biology were organized around three questions and science after all is about asking questions about nature and biology examines the living aspects of nature, biology should be organized around three questions. What exactly would be the three questions of biology? According to Mayr (1997) they are [Continue]

Typology Versus Population

Total Share: 00000Follow Us   What is the secret to the success of Darwin’s theory of evolution? Although it was the most profound revolutionary attempt to explain the diversity of life past and present and it was Darwin who gave the name and description of natural selection, his concept and later fact of natural selection [Continue]