Evolutionary Traits
Human Evolution: Homo Floresiensis (The “Hobbit”)

Human Evolution: Homo Floresiensis (The “Hobbit”)

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, its believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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Human Evolution: Homo Erectus / Homo Ergaster

Human Evolution: Homo Erectus / Homo Ergaster

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, it’s believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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Evolutionary Theory: Samuel George Morton – The Polygenism Theory

Evolutionary Theory: Samuel George Morton – The Polygenism Theory

A creationist, in disagreement that God made man as one species (Monogenism). Samuel George Morton working within the bibles framework put forward a theory which proposed that God made several species of man (Polygenism). Morton, with this concept, went on to study 3 mummies from Egypt. He concluded that there was distinctively more than one species of human, three thousand(…)

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Human Evolution: Denisovans

Human Evolution: Denisovans

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, its believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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Human Evolution: Our Height Indicates We Are Still Evolving

Human Evolution: Our Height Indicates We Are Still Evolving

  We are still evolving. Research conducted has shown that between 1870 and 1980, European men have grown by an average of 11cm. 15 European countries were included in this research, all showing this increase in height. For many, the increase was an expected evolutionary trait. Improved nutrition and health, it has been often assumed(…)

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Earliest Human Skull-cups Made in the UK

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Earliest Human Skull-cups Made in the UK

The AHOB project, funded by Leverhulme Trust, directed by Chris Stringer, human evolution expert of the Natural History Museum, UK aimed to discover the ancient human occupation of Britain (AHOB). In 2011 it was discovered that the earliest human skull-cups had been made in the UK.

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Evolutionary Theory: Descendants of Apes vs the Work of God Debate

Evolutionary Theory: Descendants of Apes vs the Work of God Debate

British naturalist, Charles Darwin, author of the book – ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’ (Often refered to as The Origin of Species) set out ideas as to how species evolved throughout time. He proposed that natural selection drove change and all life was interconnected. From this he concluded that us(…)

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Eight Million Seven Hundred and Four Eukaryoke Species on Earth

Eight Million Seven Hundred and Four Eukaryoke Species on Earth

A census was taken to estimate the number of eukaryote species currently known to us – and that are currently existent on earth. Eukarkotes have cells, nuclei and other membrane-bound structures. More simple organisms such as bacteria was not included in this count. The census recorded a whopping – eight million, seven hundred and four(…)

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Chicken Bone DNA Could Hint Early Polynesian Migration to South America

Chicken Bone DNA Could Hint Early Polynesian Migration to South America

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA spearheaded by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) of the University of Adelaide shows previous claims of the contact between the ancient South Americans and the Polynesians through revealing a new DNA of Polynesian chickens that only had existed in the(…)

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Evolution: If Asexual Reproduction Is So Efficient – Why Did Sexual Reproduction Evolve?

Evolution: If Asexual Reproduction Is So Efficient – Why Did Sexual Reproduction Evolve?

Biologically it would seem that our purpose in life would be to reproduce. We pass on our genes to future generations, and ensure our success as a species. Constantly faced with new challenges as the world changes, we can either evolve and become a stronger species, or remain as we are and risk extinction.

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Evolutionary Theory: Charles Darwins Legacy

Evolutionary Theory: Charles Darwins Legacy

An English gentleman and naturalist, Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882). The man who transformed our understanding of the natural world with his revolutionary ideas. A man who fought against the Anglican church so his theory may be heard. Evolution by natural selection – that all species of life had descended over time from common ancestors. History(…)

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Human Evolution: Australopithecus Africanus

Human Evolution: Australopithecus Africanus

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, it’s believed this is when human evolution began and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that(…)

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