Tag Human Evolution

Descent of Man

HIV Resistant Mutation

HIV virus is one of the most pressing health concerns facing the modern world. Since the first reported case of HIV/AIDS in 1981, over 25 million people have died. Out of the millions of people infected each year with the HIV virus, a few have shown HIV/AIDS resistance. A genetic mutation found mostly in people of European descent delays the progression of AIDS and in some cases even brings about immunity.

Evolution of Eye

They appeared in an evolutionary blink and changed the rules of life for ever. Before eyes, life was gentler and tamer, dominated by sluggish soft-bodied creatures lolling around in the sea. The invention of the eye ushered in a more brutal and competitive world. Vision made it possible for animals to become active hunters, and sparked an evolutionary arms race that transformed the planet.

Are we still evolving?

For much of nature, natural selection and ‘survival of the fittest’ still play a dominant role; only the strongest can survive in the wild. As little as a few hundred years ago, the same was true for humans, but what about now?

Do humans have races?

German American physicist Albert Einstein?s theories changed the course of human history and shaped modern physics. He, on the other hand, assumed a static universe although his own theories pointed to an expanding or a shrinking universe. Einstein, however, calibrated his by-then widely accepted theory to make it fit for his assumption. When an American astronomer Edwin Hubble proved beyond doubt that the universe was expanding, Einstein called his own wrong assumption as the biggest blunder of his life. Einstein was neither the first nor the last scientist who fell into this trap.