It is one of the great conundrums - which came first, the chicken or the egg? Here I will endeavour to answer this question with a mix of light science and humour. And yes, there IS a definite answer!
Why do humans have large brains? - Robin Dunbar's social brain hypothesis suggests that our brains require a large neocortex to interpret social information.
Some people have some pretty odd ideas about what evolution is. This page explains some of the things evolution is not.
How to teach the theory of evolution to kids. Includes Evolution videos, games and activities for kids as well as teaching resources for teachers and homeschoolers.
An old African Legend tells of a young zebra and baboon arguing about getting a drink at a waterhole. Although this is a charming explanation for zebra stripes, evolutionary biology tends to work in much more practical ways. Characteristics develop within a species or group because they provide a...
Humans will not always look the same, evolution will eventually take over. Society used to think that evolution was natural, but it will depend on our technological advances.
Has evolution intended for us humans to be the “perfect organism” or are we flawed? Is another species more adapted to the environment than we are. Humans may or may not be the alpha-species.
The idea of the 'Tree of Life' was central to Darwin's ideas of evolution. For Darwin. evolution was linear but evidence accumulating from the emerging fields of evoltionary gentics paint a very different picture. Instead of a Tree of Life the new evidence suggests a web of life.
The theory of evolution is often called 'Darwinism,' after the British naturalist, Charles Darwin. In 1859 he published the results of his research in the first evolutionary theory based on evidence.
The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is the outlandish story of our origins that refuses to go away despite the objections and ignorance of most mainstream academics. Could man really have been aquatic once?