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Scientists Assert That Modern Society is Transforming the Biological Evolution of Our Species

The Evolution of Humankind<p>Humans are constantly evolving, but scientists are thinking about how environmental changes and social behaviors may …

Teach evolution – but not in a moral vacuum

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, …

Biology

Evolution vs. Creationism

<b>Introduction</b> <i><br>by Karin Tucker</i><p><b>Section 1: At Issue: Evolution & Darwinism</b><p>1.1 Darwin’s Living Legacy <i><br>by Gary Stix</i><p>1.2 The Origin of Darwinism <i><br>by C.D.</i> …

Creationism

Evolution Doesn't Have Just One Direction

In everyday language, the words "evolution," "progress," and "improvement" are used interchangeably. But when it comes to biological evolution, …

Biology

"Monkey to Man" Isn't What Evolution Looks Like

The first time someone depicted human evolution in a horizontal sequence was 1863, four years after Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," the …

How the horse can help us answer one of evolution's biggest questions

For 600m years, life has been responding to our changing world. Virtually every conceivable environment in every corner of the planet has been …

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …

The evolution of turtle neck retraction

Although the muscles of Platychelys are not preserved, the researchers were able to infer this based on the broad shape of the neck, or cervical, …

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 …

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