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Controversy. Catholic Perspective. Phylogeny. Evolution. Genetics. Biology. Human evolution. Darwin. Human "evolution" in a 3 minute animation. Understanding Evolution For Teachers. Text only version. Bill Nye explains evolution using emoji. Evolutionary history of life. Origins. Evolution of Evolution - 150 Years of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" Evolution. National Center for Science Education - Defending the Tea. Understanding Evolution. Evolutionary biology. Mathematical and theoretical biology. Mathematical and theoretical biology is an interdisciplinary scientific research field with a range of applications in biology, biotechnology, and medicine.[1] The field may be referred to as mathematical biology or biomathematics to stress the mathematical side, or as theoretical biology to stress the biological side.[2] It includes at least four major subfields: biological mathematical modeling, relational biology/complex systems biology (CSB), bioinformatics and computational biomodeling/biocomputing.

Mathematical and theoretical biology

Mathematical biology aims at the mathematical representation, treatment and modeling of biological processes, using a variety of applied mathematical techniques and tools. It has both theoretical and practical applications in biological, biomedical and biotechnology research. For example, in cell biology, protein interactions are often represented as "cartoon" models, which, although easy to visualize, do not accurately describe the systems studied. Importance[edit] Evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology (EP) is an approach in the social and natural sciences that examines psychological traits such as memory, perception, and language from a modern evolutionary perspective.

Evolutionary psychology

It seeks to identify which human psychological traits are evolved adaptations – that is, the functional products of natural selection or sexual selection. Adaptationist thinking about physiological mechanisms, such as the heart, lungs, and immune system, is common in evolutionary biology. Some evolutionary psychologists apply the same thinking to psychology, arguing that the mind has a modular structure similar to that of the body, with different modular adaptations serving different functions.

Evolutionary psychologists argue that much of human behavior is the output of psychological adaptations that evolved to solve recurrent problems in human ancestral environments.[1] The adaptationist approach is steadily increasing as an influence in the general field of psychology.[2][3] Scope[edit] Times File - The New York Times - My Saved Pages. AAAS Evolution Video. Richard Milner on Evolution, ApeMen, Real Lost World 2-desktop.m4v.

Evolution in Action: Lizard Moving From Eggs to Live Birth. Evolution has been caught in the act, according to scientists who are decoding how a species of Australian lizard is abandoning egg-laying in favor of live birth.

Evolution in Action: Lizard Moving From Eggs to Live Birth

Along the warm coastal lowlands of New South Wales (map), the yellow-bellied three-toed skink lays eggs to reproduce. But individuals of the same species living in the state's higher, colder mountains are almost all giving birth to live young. Only two other modern reptiles—another skink species and a European lizard—use both types of reproduction. (Related: "Virgin Birth Expected at Christmas—By Komodo Dragon. ") Evolutionary records shows that nearly a hundred reptile lineages have independently made the transition from egg-laying to live birth in the past, and today about 20 percent of all living snakes and lizards give birth to live young only.

Eggs-to-Baby Switch Creates Nutrient Problem. Flock of Dodos. 039;s BioInteractive - Evolution Lecture Series. Edwards v. Aguillard. [This is the text of the 1987 United States Supreme Court decision striking down a Louisiana law that required if evolution is taught in public schools then creationism must also be taught.

Edwards v. Aguillard

This 7-2 decision ended any prospect of public schools in the United States being legally forced to teach explicate creationism. One consequence of this case was that some antievolutionists choose to use the term "intelligent design" instead of "creationism. "] The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals, which in turn had affirmed the District Court's decision finding the Louisiana act unconstitutional. The decision had Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, Powell, Stevens, O'Connor, and White on the majority, with Scalia and Rehnquist dissenting. Held Opinion Majority Opinion by Brennan I, II, III (A)(B), IV, V Concurring Opinion by Powell I (A), (B), II, III Concurring Opinion by White Dissenting Opinion by Scalia I, II, (A) (B), III.

The Panda's Thumb. How Do We Know What We Know? Becoming Human Paleoanthropology, Evolution and Human Origins. National Center for Science Education. Talk.Origins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controver. The National Academies. In the News: Your Inner Fish – A Scientific Adventure Have you ever wondered why people look the way they do?

The National Academies

Why our hands and feet have five digits instead of six? Why we stand on two legs instead of four? It took 350 million years of evolution to produce the amazing machine we call the human body and in Your Inner Fish, a three-part series based on the best-selling book of the same name, author and evolutionary biologist Dr. Neil Shubin looks into the past to answer these and other questions. Follow that adventure now on PBS Darwin's Insights Continue to Inspire the Academy's Work. Evolution Entrance. These exhibits trace evolutionary thought as it has developed over time, pausing to ponder the contributions of scientists and thinkers including Aristotle, Darwin, Wallace, and many others.

Evolution Entrance

Explore the theory of evolution. Learn about the history of evolutionary thought. There are many other great places to look on-line for information about evolution. Here are a few of our favorites: