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 Theory of Evolution predicts that all life descended from a single common ancestor. In the metaphor of the Tree of Life, this organism represents the trunk from which emerged the three branches of all life on Earth. Scientists studying the origins of life refer to this hypothetical organism as...
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!
New discoveries in Neanderthal DNA samples reveals inter-breeding with modern homo-sapien gene pool. Neanderthal may not have died out suddenly as once thought. Genetically similar to modern humans
In the theory of evolution there is an "elephant in the room" that is hardly ever discussed. This is the role of the female in evolutionary theory.
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...
Thoughts and reflections on evolution
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.
Where do I come from? Why am I here? What is the origin of life? Should we look to science or to the Bible for answers? Or both? Did God create us, or did we evolve from simple sea creatures? Are we related to apes, or especially made in God's image? 'Darwinism' or Genesis?
How does knowledge of the evolutionary origins of human emotion help us face the emotions we experience today? What role did emotion play in the survival of primitive human ancestors?