Tags » Origin Of Species

Why are things the way they are?

By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min

Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. 474 more words

A challenge to the concept of species

Comparison of DNA from ancient hominin fossils with that obtained from a broad spectrum of living people showed that on the road out of Africa… 376 more words

End Of Year Summaries, General Musings

November 24th - 'Origin of Species' published - "I wanna be like you"

In 1859 #Darwin published his world changing book The Origin of Species.  Here  is a song from #Disney s #JungleBook, to celebrate the thinking ape #singing;#feelgood… 403 more words

Feel Good

On this day: November 24th 1859

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection is published in London.

Image: lauramusikanski, Morguefile

“Charles Darwin’s book is one of the very few books that can be said to have really changed the way we all look at the world,” notes Adam Douglas of Peter Harrington, a rare books firm. 135 more words


A Toast to Darwin's Origin & Lucy's Discovery

November 24th is arguably my favorite day of the year. Not because it’s Thanksgiving this year, or because ski season has officially begun (though both of those are great), but because a couple of pretty incredible events occurred on this day in history. 678 more words

History Of Science

Thomas Henry Huxley

It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodeling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the direction of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.

14 more words
Thomas Henry Huxley

Science & The Bible: Evolution by Natural Selection

So here it comes, the greatly anticipated reading of Darwin’s Origin of Species! (Last week we started with Natural Theology)

Focus the reading… 763 more words