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Evolutionary mechanisms part 4: Natural selection

Natural selection is probably the most well known of the evolutionary mechanisms, and it is the one that most people think of when someone says, “evolution.” It is, however, often misunderstood, and people frequently fail to appreciate its complexity. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Evolutionary mechanisms part 2: Simulating evolution

Note: if you tried to use this simulation before 10-Jan-16 there was an issue with it which has now been fixed. This is not really a blog post as much as a resource. Throughout this series, I am going to … Continue reading

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Evolutionary mechanisms part 1: What is evolution?

I am utterly enamored with evolution. To me, it is not only the central concept of biology, but it is the single most interesting topic in all of science. Nothing fascinates me as much as evolution. Unfortunately, when I tell … Continue reading

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10 common myths about evolution

Evolution is the single most important concept in all of biology. It is absolutely vital for understanding both the history of life on earth and why our modern organisms have their current traits and behaviors. Nevertheless, it is also one … Continue reading

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Reducing irreducible complexity

Irreducible complexity is the cornerstone of the intelligent design movement, and it is a popular argument among young earth creationists as well. In simplest terms, this argument states that some systems are too complex to have evolved via natural selection … Continue reading

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