Evolution: Second Edition Home This website is a companion to the textbook Evolution, Second Edition, by Douglas J. Futuyma, published by Sinauer Associates. Future Collision Andromeda Planet-sized computers dominate the Local Group of galaxies; humanity's descendants are a Type 3 civilisation on the Kardashev scale Purely biological (non-cyborg) humans are exceedingly rare now. The very few which do remain comprise only a tiny fraction of the total sentient minds in existence. Though free to come and go as they please, they have practically zero influence in any governmental systems on Earth or elsewhere, being regarded as wholly subordinate to AIs and other entities. As a species, homo sapiens has continued to evolve over time. This has led to a further increase in cranial size, a near-total absence of hair, an elongation of limbs, a more robust and capable immune system, and increased lifespan.
10 Space Myths We Need to Stop Believing Why you shouldn’t get your facts from Hollywood. 1. We explode in space Like many of the myths that will follow, this idea was mostly created by Hollywood. Oftentimes, moviemakers aren’t really that concerned with the facts. They will readily take liberties with reality in order to make a scene look more interesting. Evolution Resources from the National Academies In the News: Your Inner Fish – A Scientific Adventure Have you ever wondered why people look the way they do? Why our hands and feet have five digits instead of six? Why we stand on two legs instead of four? Evolution of Evolution - 150 Years of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" Text-only | Flash Special Report Evolution of Evolution - 150 Years of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" Introduction Charles Darwin Essays Darwin as Ichthyologist: Lessons for Our Future — Daniel Pauly Rethinking the Birdtree of Life — Shannon Hackett & Sushma Reddy What If Darwin Hadn't Written "On the Origin of Species?"
Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Syllabus Professor Stephen C. PCR primer design: primers4clades tutorial Welcome to the primers4clades (primers for clades) documentation and tutorial page. This document explains how to use this tool and, more importantly, how to read the results. For a quick start try the tutorials, which are based on the provided demo sequences. They will provide a convenient overview of the server's user interface and capabilities.
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Elizabeth Pennisi writes about Richard Lenski's long-term evolution experiment Elizabeth Pennisi has written about the long-term evolution experiment of Richard Lenski [The Man Who Bottled Evolution]. The experiment is in it's 25th year and it is entirely appropriate that Science magazine devotes several pages to describing the results. There have been some remarkable discoveries. But I want to focus on a couple of things that Pennisi says in her article. There has also been a discussion on Panda's Thunb: Lenski’s experiment: 25 years and 58,000 generations.
Origins: Elizabeth Pennisi: September 2009 Archives by Elizabeth Pennisi As social as humans are, their cooperative nature pales in comparison to that of ants, bees, wasps, and termites (see hill, left). Colonies of these insects can number in the millions and function seamlessly as “superorganisms.” In their book, The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies, Burt Hölldobler and E. Do ants really have the largest biomass of all species on earth? (Laurie, USA) - Ant Blog Dear AntAsk, Do ants really have the largest biomass of all species on earth? Thanks! Laurie Laurie, Like many questions in ecology, this question has a few different kinds of answers: short, long, and "are you asking the right question?"