It is not uncommon to hear the suggestion of replacing the word "theory" with "law" in "evolutionary theory" to prevent confusion among the public. Does an established scientific theory qualify as a scientific law?
When their food sources depleted our ancestors moved to areas where they would have access to meat and vegetation.It was thanks to agriculture humans could settle in, which irreversibly changed the course of history.
Between 1907 and 1963 more than 64,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized for common good. Can "bad seeds" be weeded out by force sterilization?
The Irish Potato Famine, also called the great famine, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1852. The great famine claimed one million lives and caused millions to flee their country. In the aftermath…
English scientist Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection in 1859 with the publication of his book "On the Origin of Species". This started a fierce argument among nineteenth-century scientists but the massive evidence coming from various other branches of science established evolution's truth beyond a reasonable doubt before the twentieth century.
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?
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.
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.