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There was one team leader for every 100 women, and we were told that there were 10,000 women in the whole phone bank where we were in Nevada.  1,973 more words

Natural Selection

Biology Misconceptions

I thought I’d throw out a quick definition of evolution, since there are lots of misconceptions about it.

It’s really not hard. Evolution is simply biological change over time. 405 more words


Natural selection, key to evolution, also can impede formation of new species

An intriguing study involving walking stick insects led by the University of Sheffield in England and the University of Colorado Boulder shows how natural selection, the engine of evolution, can also impede the formation of new species. 20 more words


ESA 2015 Tuesday Morning Talks IV

This talk was essentially a meta-analysis of manipulative selection experiments to try to understand the environmental causes of selection. The following questions and answers were addressed: 537 more words

Ecology Talks

The Origin and Evolution of Life: Part II

Even though life appears to be favorable in terms of the second law of thermodynamics (as explained in part one of this post), there have still been very important questions left unanswered regarding the origin of life including what mechanisms or platforms it could have used to get itself going initially.  1,463 more words

The Origin and Evolution of Life: Part I

In the past, various people have argued that life originating at all let alone evolving higher complexity over time was thermodynamically unfavorable due to the decrease in entropy involved with both circumstances, and thus it was believed to violate the second law of thermodynamics.  1,164 more words

Naturalism: A Fishy Perspective on Causality

Mehran Banaei

There is a famous Persian proverb about a curious little fish who confronted his father with a burning question: “Dad, what is this thing called water?” The young fish asked inquisitively. 738 more words

Philosophy Of Science And Religion