Why do humans have large brains? - Robin Dunbar's social brain hypothesis suggests that our brains require a large neocortex to interpret social information.
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.
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!
Some people have some pretty odd ideas about what evolution is. This page explains some of the things evolution is not.
Of the many fields of science which I am in agreement with there are a few questionable things which always seem to take the forefront of the political and social infrastructure. Such controversies have arisen throughout the pages of history which...
One of the most interesting examples of evolution of a new species in recent history comes from a rather infuriating creature: The London Underground mosquito.
Paleontologist Jack Horner has a plan to reverse-engineer dinosaurs from modern birds. Believe it or not, a chickenosaurus (or, more likely, an Emu-Saurus) may be headed to a laboratory near you!
My thesis on some problems with the thory of evolution to explain life on earth.
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.
Modern humans or the Homo sapiens, as they are called in Biology, appeared around 200,000 years ago. Homo sapiens are not the only human species that ever existed, other similar species also roamed...