Entries in evolution (8)

Wednesday
May282014

How the puffer got his patterns

When we survey the coral reefs we are lucky to see hundreds of fish with beautiful patterns. The map pufferfish, emperor angelfish and lyretail grouper are some of my favourites

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Wednesday
Feb122014

The Day of Darwin

The influence that Charles Darwin has had on modern science, how we understand the natural world, and even popular television such as The Big Bang Theory is a testament to a man that, at his heart, had a deep running interest in nature.

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Wednesday
Feb122014

Charles Darwin Day: Countering the Arguments in Opposition to Evolution

Charles Darwin Day, on the 12th February each year, is dedicated to celebrating the alternative theory which is overwhelming in its evidence. This Darwin Day we’re paying homage to the man by exploring and countering arguments in opposition to evolution.

 

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Wednesday
Mar132013

Elephants, humans and thier chins!

Humans have often felt a kind of kinship and bond with elephants due to the level of emotion they sometimes seem to express, but it seems that there is another similarity between us and them – our chins.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Charles Darwin Day

Most know today is Pancake Day but not everyone knows that February 12th is also Darwin’s Day – a celebration of science, humanity, and Charles Darwin’s birthday.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Big Players in the Discovery of Evolution

Today as part of our evolution week, Into the Wild is going to be looking at those scientists that were instrumental in the formation of the modern theory of evolution. Without a doubt the discoveries and musings of these individuals changed the face of modern science forever and dramatically transformed how we look at the natural world.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Secret Venoms: Did You Know They Had it in Them? 

We're looking at evolution this week on Into the Wild. Ask someone to name a venomous animal and they'll probably say some kind of snake or frog. But there are a whole host of creatures which have seemingly kept their use of venoms and poisons quiet. So who are these secret assasins?

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Tuesday
Mar132012

Into the Wild: The Blind Watchmaker of Evolution

We’re taking a look at evolution this week on Into the Wild. It is a complex concept which unifies multiple areas of biology and stands as the most convincing opposition to the idea of creationism. Everyone is familiar with Darwin and the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’. But what exactly is evolution and why is it so important?

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