Another Take on the Creationism/Evolution Debate

Should creationism and evolution be left out of curriculum at the public school level. Even though we have had issues in the past when linking them to religious beliefs should we still discuss the topic and remain open minded or keep it out of our studies completely?

Proof that Giants Exsted

Dear OTA, I've got myself on wild goose chase and as an aspiring applied anthropologist, am desperately trying to provide a solid argument on the possibility that we (globally), were infiltrated/genetically by a species not of our earth. I don't to sound like a nut-ball, but I am fascinated with ...

The Evolution of Resistance to Pesticides

During the past 50 years, more than 200 species of insects that attack crop plants have become highly resistant to DDT and other pesticides. Based on what you have learned in this class regarding evolution, explain the rapid and widespread evolution of resistance. Now that DDT has been banned in the...

Invertebrate Diversity, Evolutionary History, and Origins

Question 1 In which we explore hominin diversity. A. Explain the evidence that suggests hominins did not evolve in a straight line leading directly to our species. Question 2 In which we explore invertebrate diversity. A. Explain how a hydrostatic skeleton helps an animal keep it...

Technological environment

To what extent are humans in a technological environment free from natural selection? Explain. Looking for about 200 to 300 words.

producing life synthetically

The bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium has only 517 genes of which only about 250-350 code for essential proteins. Assuming that it would be possible to synthesize each of these genes one at a time and combine them to form a living organism in vitro. In a few paragraphs, what are your thoughts on...

Evolution of Antibiotic or Pesticide Resistance

For many years, antibiotics have been effectively used to treat bacterial disease; and pesticides have been used to protect our agricultural crops from many kinds of pests, including insects, worms (nematodes), fungi, or agricultural weeds, for example. A growing concern for treating bacterial ...

Macroevolution - Phenotypic Changes

What process refers to dramatic phenotypic changes that sometimes occur in evolution, such as the appearance of feathered wings during the evolution of birds? a. paedomorphosis b. gradualism c. macroevolution d. allopolyploidy e. microevolution

Homoplastic structures

An example of homoplastic structures is the wing of a butterfly and a. the wing of a moth b. the wing of a bird c. the antenna of the butterfly d. the legs of the butterfly e. the antennae of a moth

Theory of natural selection is explicated.

Examine the mechanisms of evolution. Describe how natural selection results in biodiversity. Explain why biodiversity is important to continued evolution. Examine mutations and sexual recombination, which are sources of genetic variation.

Organ systems and Evolution

The human body is composed of a number of organ systems that work together to perform all the necessary functions of the body. Each organ system is comprised of a number of component organs that work together to accomplish certain tasks. Here are three important human organ systems: Circulatory,...

Theory of Evolution is explored.

According to the Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection is the mechanism by which evolution occurs. Remember: evolution occurs at the level of the population. Individuals do not evolve, populations evolve. The process of Natural selection is based on the following four postulates [listed ...

Fish study

"You have been asked to study two recently discovered fish species, both found in waters off a small island. The two species are very similar in general structure, but there are two key differences between them. In species A, males are brightly patterned with blue, red, and purple scales, whereas th...

Evaluation: Contributions

Outline the major contributions of scientists to concepts in evolution. Describe the contributions of Lyell, Malthus, Lamarck, Darwin, and Gould and Eldridge. Please write one paragraph or a few sentences on each of the above mentioned people.

Evolution as a result of natural selection.

Details: According to the Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection is the mechanism by which evolution occurs. Remember: evolution occurs at the level of the population. Individuals do not evolve, populations evolve. The process of Natural selection is based on the following four postulates: Post...

Causes of Mass Extinction

What evidence do we have for the cause of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous? What were two results of this extinction event?

Tempo and Mode of Evolution

Much of the current debate among scientists today is over the tempo and mode of evolution. Describe and contrast gradualism with punctuated equilibrium.

Identify the relationships between reproduction, heredity, and DNA.

In 3-4 paragaphs According to the Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection is the mechanism by which evolution occurs. The process of Natural selection is based on the following four postulates Postulate 1 - Individual members of a population differ from one another in many respects. Postul...

Theory of Evution and Natural Selection

According to the Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection is the mechanism by which evolution occurs. The process of Natural selection is based on the following four postulates (listed in your textbook on page 288): Postulate 1 - Individual members of a population differ from one another in man...

Discussing the Theory of Evolution and Natural Selection

According to the Theory of Evolution, Natural Selection is the mechanism by which evolution occurs. The process of natural selection is based on the following four postulates: Postulate 1 - Individual members of a population differ from one another in many respects. Postulate 2 - At least some o...

Discussion on Various Aspects of Evolution

1. Populations are distinguished from other populations by their: a. collective phenotypes. b. collective genotypes c. gene frequencies d. gene pools e. all of the above 2. The Hardy-Weinberg formula allows geneticists to determine a population's gene frequencies from direct observ...

Genetic Biology

1. Propose an explanation as to why there is a relatively high incidence of dwarfism among the Old Order Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 2. What is the minimum criterion used to determine if two similar individuals are members of the same species? 3. Why are marsupials found almost exclusively...

Evolution

1. What role did Darwin's voyage on the Beagle play in the development of his theory of evolution? 2. Explain influence of Malthus' theory on Darwin's thinking. 3. Why do the sizes of populations tend to remain fairly stable despite the large numbers of offspring which can be produced?