Endless Forms Most Beautiful

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    "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."

Charles Robert Darwin (1809 Feb 12 - 1882 Apr 19)

Origins

These essays examine the origins of the modern theory of evolution through analysis of several key contributions to the literature on the subject.

GO TO: Natural Theology

GO TO: On the Origin of Species

GO TO: On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely From the Original Type

Living Chemistry

These essays look at the sine qua non of the modern theory of evolution, at chemistry gone wild.

GO TO: The Law of Entropy I: Abiotic Organic Synthesis

GO TO: The Law of Entropy II: Assembling the Molecules of Life

GO TO: The Miller Experiments

GO TO: The Genetic Code

    GO TO: The Concept of Heredity

    GO TO: The Gene in Cells

    GO TO: Molecular Heredity

    GO TO: How DNA Works

    GO TO: How Heredity Works

    GO TO: The Epigenetic Complication

The Dance of Mutation and Selection

These essays examine the interplay between contingency and necessity in auto-dynamic chemistry and some of the ways in which our understanding of it can go wrong.

GO TO: Descent With Modification

GO TO: Speciation

GO TO: Just So Stories

GO TO: Social Darwinism

GO TO: Eugenics

History of Life on Earth

GO TO: The Linnaean Classification

GO TO: The Cambrian Explosion

The Paleozoic Era

GO TO: Tiktaalik

GO TO: The Guadalupian Mass Extinction

GO TO: The Permian-Triassic Extinction

The Mesozoic Era (Age of Reptiles)

GO TO: Thirty Million Years

GO TO: Class Mammalia

GO TO: Feathers

GO TO: The Jurassic-Cretaceous Extinction

GO TO: The Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction

The Cenozoic Era (Age of Mammals)

GO TO: The Eocene-Oligocene Extinction

GO TO: How the Ape Lost His Tail

Human Evolution

GO TO: Why Humans Don't Have Claws

GO TO: How An Ape Got Up And Walked

GO TO: The Human Breast

GO TO: Human Hair

GO TO: Five Questions on Human Sexuality

GO TO: The Calvin Throwing Hypothesis

GO TO: Why Humans Can Throw

GO TO: Consciousness

GO TO: Moral Evolution

Creationism

These essays take a look at one of the funniest intellectual scams in human history. Though the consequences of getting people to believe the Creationists' crap may be tragic, the crap itself is hilarious. If you need any further proof that we descended from a bunch of hooting, howling apes, well, here it is!

GO TO: "Only a Theory"

GO TO: The Word of God

GO TO: Noah's Ark

GO TO: The Tower of Babel

GO TO: Were You There?

GO TO: Tornado in a Junkyard

GO TO: Some Scientific Tests of Creationism

GO TO: The Corruption of Christianity

GO TO: Toward a Rationalist Theology

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