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Fossils Reveal Truth About Darwin's Theory

With the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin this week, people around the world are celebrating his role as the father of evolutionary …

Evolution: Sex: Is Love in Our DNA?

Is Love in Our DNA?<p>Ask any peahen what she wants in a mate, and you're likely to get the same answer: eye-popping, elegant plumage. A peacock not …

Are Cyborgs In Our Future? 'Homo Deus' Author Thinks So

The human species is about to change dramatically. That's the argument Yuval Noah Harari makes in his new book, <i>Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow</i>.<p>Harari is a history professor at Hebrew University in Israel. He tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that he expects we will soon engineer our bodies and minds …

Arkansas Bill Lets Teachers Promote Creationism and Intelligent Design in Science Class

March 7, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>House Bill 2050, a bill just filed in the Arkansas State House, would “allow public school teachers to teach creationism …

Teaching

Vision Might Have Kickstarted Evolution on Land

Researchers uncovered evidence that suggests better eyesight was what spurred ancient fish to make the move to land.<p>According to some scientists, it was vision, rather than mobility, that let fish evolve to land-dwelling creatures. A team of researchers examined old fossil data and are arguing that …

Teach evolution – but not in a moral vacuum | Letters

Jules Howard writes that teaching evolution from an early age would help combat racism and promote humanist values (Utopian thinking: Forget British Values – teach children they are apes, theguardian.com, 27 March), but this is not borne out by experience. Most early evolutionists were racist, …

Why did humans evolve big brains? We don’t know, but math can help

Math may solve why people are such eggheads. A new model published Thursday in PLOS Computational Biology mathematically illustrates what led to the …

Human evolution: why we're more than great apes

Palaeoanthropologists have used the anatomical signs of bipedalism to identify our earli­est ancestors, demonstrating our shared genetic heritage …

Evolution

Dissent with Modification: Soothing Evolution–Religion Tensions in the Classroom

On topics ranging from astrophysics to public health, rejections of scientific consensus can prove quite inflexible when bolstered by religious …

Religion

How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution

Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands.<p><b>When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson</b>, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the black antenna arching impressively from the back of his skull over his mop of …