Natural selection says only the fit will surprise. The fit are those that have the inherited traits that help them best adapt to their habitat so that they live long enough to have and raise their offspring. Does this mean all of the inheritable traits of organisms ultimately serve one purpose: improve the adaptation of the organisms to their environments?
After the publication of "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin, Evolution through natural selection was rather quickly adopted by scientists. However, in its infancy scientists imagined evolution as linear and progressive. The early expectation in scientific communities was that modern humans evolved from existing ape populations gradually and that there had to be fossil evidence that links humans to apes.
Charles Darwin is the first human who made people aware of their place in the evolutionary process, which directly or indirectly helped develop many scientific and humanist ideas
Under occupation, Danish farmers were banned from raising their home country’s flag. In protest against the Danish flag ban, Danish farmers came up with an ingenious idea: The farmers would raise a new pig breed. The Danish Protest Pig was born.
Apes are not evolving into humans anymore. Does this mean that the school of thought born with Charles Darwin’s book “Descent of Man” published in 1871 was just a fallacy? Should scientists officially issue an acceptance to the Bible’s account of genesis? Or can it be that humans did not evolve from apes?
Tipped off by an article on economics on the survival of the fittest in the free market economy, the English biologist Charles Darwin initiated a study on the fish population. Little did he know that he was about to cause a dramatic change in thinking in natural sciences.
Evolution is a fact. It is not just a theory that may be falsified in the future. Even if it were, evolution would still be a fact. Theories change, facts don't.
Virtually all live-born babies grow up to have their own babies. Does this mean human natural selection, hence the evolution of humans, is coming to an end?
Potatoes grown by cloning are cheap and plentiful, but they share the same genetic information, which makes them vulnerable to the same potato diseases.