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Evolutionary biology

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The branch of biology concerned with the evolution of organisms, particularly the origin and descent of species, as well as their changes over time.


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It encompasses other fields of biology such as genetics, ecology, systematics, and paleontology. A person studying evolutionary biology is known as an evolutionary biologist.


See also: phylogeny.


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Re: What do you do when talking to creationists?

... debate, for instance: is there evolution if there is no time? How will evolutionary biology meet new physical paradigms about time, space and so on? Will new conceptual changes ...

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by editorb
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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Thinking in terms of evolution

... I have been trying to analyse all human behaviour in terms of evolutionary advantage/purpose. This includes depression, love, pleasure, ... getting these thoughts out of my mind. I am interested in evolution and biology - I intend to study neuroscience next year. But am I thinking too ...

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by NathanCroftonBond
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... mentions the quote as it explains how the introduction of developmental biology is changing evolutionary theory. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10128/ In your OP, you spend a lot ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... of Eden (GOE for short) are inescapably present on every level of biology. It is a general, overarching pattern in the living world, that wont ... that otherwise should not have gone extinct. For decades the redeeming evolutionary excuse for sexual reproduction was that it is the source of ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Flowers' selective pressure on plant-eating insects

... in Biomedical Sciences FWI, but not actively engaged in the pursuit of evolutionary biology. I had an interesting thought about the mechanisms behind flower evolution. Basically, ...

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by expuddle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:58 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flowers' selective pressure on plant-eating insects
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