Patterns of Evolution

Humans shape their environment in ways that other organisms cannot. Are humans subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms? Why or why not? Yes, humans are subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms. However, I would say that I think humans are subject to some pressures of... Continue Reading →

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The Evolution of DNA in the Body

What are some of the benefits of squeezing so much data into virtually every cell in the body? Why did we not evolve with one central repository of DNA rather than having it replicated throughout the body? One of the benefits has to be that our genetic information cannot be lost simply by removing one... Continue Reading →

Scientific Evidence that Supports Evolution

Post your response to the following: Given Darwin’s theory of evolution, what scientific evidence best supports evolution by natural selection? One example I found of evidence that supports evolution by natural selection is the rat snake found in the southeastern United States (Evolution, 2005). Regional adaptation has occurred in the several different types of rat... Continue Reading →

Natural Selection’s Impact on Evolution

Post your response to the following: Describe an example of how natural selection impacted the evolution of a particular species. Include outside sources if applicable. One of the most fascinating species that is definitely a product of natural selection is the whale (Whale, 2008). Imagine a fish that breathes air? What could possibly be the... Continue Reading →

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