evolution

The evolution of science, science fiction, and mankind throughout the years.

What's Next?
In this age of unreason there is much that one must face. Being brought up with so many options has led to an uneven Huxleyan revolution. One I’m driven to think is by design, but honestly that may ju...
Ray Percival4 months ago
'The Chronology Protection Case'
The Chronology Protection Conjecture (TCPC)—this is the idea that we, as human beings, are intimately entangled with the evolution of the cosmos and that it (the cosmos) simply will not allow us to ta...
will mead4 months ago
Do You Really Need 'You'?
Imagine, without any sense of obligation to conjure up vague banalities such as world peace or immortality, what your perfect life would be? A happy family, ten million dollars, a holiday home on the ...
Tony Martelloa year ago
Green Springs
I always wonder if cavemen and women knew what time was? And if so, did time seem to accelerate and decelerate to them, as it appears to do to us today? The concept of time has only changed recently (...
Ryan Fergusona year ago
A History of Violence
When life first arose on this planet, resources were in abundance and all life was able to consume what they needed for survival and reproduction without having to compete with another organism for it...
Blue Dreama year ago
Growth
I started off small. A see-through, fragile, self equipt machine awaiting my command. I was alone in the dark, and my surrounding was moist, but it was also soft, so I felt secure. Two, four, six, eig...
Sammy Vicka year ago
Superpowers: Could They Happen?
I've been fascinated with superheroes and superpowers ever since I was a little girl, creating my own and playing pretend. Though the one thing I've always wanted is for these powers to be real. So th...
Monica Bennetta year ago
The External Nose
Some are tiny and button-like, some look like a ski jump, others have bumps in the middle or wide nostrils, but they are all sone of the biggest mysteries in evolution. Why do we have an external prob...
Monica Bennetta year ago
Comparing Apes to Early Hominins
Sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and other scientists often use data collected by field researchers to draw comparisons between humans and apes. Jane Goodall's research with chimpanzees i...
Harriet Westona year ago
'Nature-Culture': Embracing Genetic Modification
From unprecedented globalisation to industrial refuse, the contemporary world has changed the face of the earth, prompting geologists to define it as the Anthropocene, “the age of humans” (Purdy, 2015...
Monica Bennetta year ago
The Name Game
The photo above is an old shot of Willy Shoemaker, the jockey, and Wilt Chamberlain, the basketball player. Willy is not a dwarf of any kind. He is 4'11" tall. Wilt is not a giant. He is 7'1" tall. Th...
Monica Bennetta year ago
Korean Paleoanthropology
Rudyard Kipling once said, “There is too much Asia and she is too old.” He was right, from a paleoanthropological point of view. Asia is huge and trying to find vastly scattered remains of hominids is...
Monica Bennetta year ago
Paleoanthropology in India
The country of India is truly unexplored when it comes to hominin fossils. As can be seen from the photo above, it must have been a major corridor in the migration of hominids from the Arabian Peninsu...
Monica Bennetta year ago
Evolution Without Darwin
Darwin suspected it, but he would roll over in his grave if he knew how his dogma on adaptation and natural selection is changing. His original teachings are still not accepted by fundamentalist relig...
Courtney Chaia year ago
Is It the Supernatural or Just Mere Coincidence?
Have you ever wondered is there more to life than just living? Is there something or someone watching over us? Is there something out there? Do things happen coincidently or purposely? Is there a purp...
Monica Bennetta year ago
The Real Hobbit
If there ever was a species that rocked the scientific world, it was Homo floresiensis. It was so tiny, so small brained, so out of time and place. Found on the Island of Flores in Indonesia in 2003. ...
Monica Bennetta year ago
Evolution of the Big Brain
Our brains are truly the one thing that has separated us from everything else that has lived on this planet, and it was happenstance. It evolved serendipitously, as a side effect of our environmental ...
Monica Bennetta year ago
Neanderthal and the Denisovans
The southern Iberian Peninsula near Gibralter was the last outpost of Neanderthal. They languished there until as late as 24kbp (thousand years before present). This area offered several survival elem...