Category: ultimate questions

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]

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]