The task of classification of organisms has remained a daunting task ever since we humans began to group what we consider to be closely related living beings together. In the mid 1700s, Swedish botanist, zoologist, and physician Carolus Linnaeus wrote the System Naturae, a way of organizing living beings into a hierarchical fashion. Combined … Continue reading What is a Species?
This week we’re talking about how we define a species and how it impacts conservation.
European fascination with preserving “vanishing” cultural heritage led them to showcase human culture in a shocking way in the name of science.
This week we’re talking about how life originated, artificial life forms, what’s worth conserving, and the possibility of life on other planets.
While Darwin and Wallace’s theory of evolution explains the vast diversity of species we see today, their theory doesn’t offer an explanation as to HOW life came to be on our planet 3.2 billion years ago. We know from looking at extant species today that certain properties of life are maintained and thus have been … Continue reading Origin of Life
This week we’re talking about the history of evolutionary theory and the debate between natural selection and group selection.
From the extinction of the Tyrannosaurs came the era of the Terror Birds