evolution

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

Sammy Vick14 days 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 Bennett20 days 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 month 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 month 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 Bennett2 months 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 Bennett2 months 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 Bennett2 months 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 Bennett3 months 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 Chai3 months 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 Bennett3 months 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 Bennett3 months 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 Bennett3 months 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...
Monica Bennett3 months ago
Why We Walk on Two Legs
Perhaps the greatest frustration in evolutionary biology is bipedalism. Why walk on two legs if running on all fours is faster? Well, for the last hundred years or so, we were taught we stood up to se...
Monica Bennett3 months ago
Out of Africa
Today's view of human evolution is rapidly shifting from the now-defunct Savannah Hypothesis to the more believable coastal living scenario. No longer is the idea that we developed our brains while hu...
John Silk3 months ago
Human Empathy
Humans are an incredibly strange species, from simple apes to rulers of the world, we have come along way from our humble beginnings. Not that the path was easy, every civilization, every country, eve...
Monica Bennett3 months ago
Why Are We Hairless?
We are called the naked ape because we show more skin than any other primate. The gentleman in the picture appears hairless, but we know his hair has been removed for the shot. However, it may surpris...
Monica Bennett3 months ago
Language
So much has been written about speech and language, someone could open a library with no other topic. Some will argue that speech is different from language, but here they will be treated as one and t...
Big Cities are Evolving Animals🐸🐒🐆
We all know to some degree that the Anthropocene (human influence👩🏾‍🌾) is having a huge effect on the earth's 🌎 atmosphere🌫, hydrosphere🌊 (ocean, rivers), cryosphere (ice sheets) and the biosphe...