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When did human beings begin being? Marcus Cicero and Charles Darwin on origins.

In approaching the question of the origin of the human species specifically, what must first be considered is the notion of the origin of life generally. 2,196 more words

Will Johncock

Understanding Evolution & the Complexity of Species

Evolution is a grand idea that not everyone chooses to believe. It is often misunderstood as being “just a theory”. But looking closely at all the evidence and facts as scientists often do, evolution explains how we came to be. 485 more words



Here is a little history lesson on evolution.

Evolution is was first explored by by a man named Charles Darwin.

He traveled the world and in the Galapagos Islands he observed that species  were similar but also distinctly different from one another. 568 more words


Section 18 Reflection: Society's Tendency to Oversimplify

What struck me in 18.1 is how many people contributed to the theory of natural selection. Georges-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon observed that different world regions have varying plant and animal populations, despite similar environments.  793 more words

Week 3

Over the weekend, we were assigned to read Chapter 19, Descent with Modification, and complete a worksheet of questions on different philosophers, terms and concepts. The chapter pretty much expanded on a lot of concepts we had previously covered in class, like homozygous dominant and heterozygous, things like that, but also went much further into depth and talked a lot more on natural selection and how populations evolve, not just individuals. 225 more words


Feedback Systems & Diet

Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Our comprehension of nutrition is fundamentally flawed. This topic is taught very frequently in terms of independent and isolated variables (consider the controversies surrounding isolated Vitamin C consumption). 570 more words


IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (September 21, 2016)

“Sociology, economics, climate science and ecology are other areas likely to be vulnerable to the propagation of bad practice, according to Smaldino. “My impression is that, to some extent, the combination of studying very complex systems with a dearth of formal mathematical theory creates good conditions for low reproducibility,” he said. 96 more words