, Greg Graffin , founder, frontman and lead singer for the hardcore punk band Bad Religion obtained his PhD in zoology at Cornell University and has lectured courses in natural sciences and evolution at both UCLA and at Cornell University. news.cornell.edu/stories/โ€ฆ
Darwin never used the word "evolution" in his book On the Origin of Species, he instead called the process "descent with modification". He only used the term "evolved" once, as the last word of the last sentence of the book. fluther.com/167182/why-diโ€ฆ
Darwin was apprehensive to publish his work on evolution. He did not publish until 20 years after he wrote his theory, and may have never published if not for the publicized research of Alfred Russel Wallace. pewforum.org/2009/02/04/dโ€ฆ
Edgar Winter Invented the Keyboard Strap to Allow for his Multi-Instrument and High Energy Performances (1st evolution of the Key-tar or Gi-board according to Beck) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgโ€ฆ
There is a movie that runs 625 minutes (10Hrs 25Mins). It ranks among the longest films of all time. It is called "Evolution of a Filipino Family" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evoโ€ฆ
The Scopes "Monkey" Trial was staged to raise publicity for the town of Dayton, Tennessee. Scopes himself wasn't even sure if he had ever taught evolution before, but agreed to be a defendant and asked his students to testify against him. wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopesโ€ฆ
Charles Darwin's 'Theory of Evolution' is thought to be deeply influenced by his private tutor in Edinburgh, John Edmonstone. Edmonstone was a Taxidermist of African descent from British Guiana, South America. This relationship would later encourage Darwin to explore the continent himself. history.co.uk/shows/not-wโ€ฆ
There is no "Missing Link" in Human Evolution. The term "missing link" has fallen out of favor with biologists because it implies the evolutionary process is a linear phenomenon and that forms originate consecutively in a chain. Instead, the term Last Common Ancestor is preferred. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the lowland streaked tenrec, a black hedgehog-like creature with yellow-striped quills native to Madagascar. Despite its similar physiology, it is unrelated to hedgehogs, instead acting as an example of convergent evolution. It is sometimes referred to as a "fake hedgehog" wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowlanโ€ฆ
The Magikarp-Gyarados evolution is inspired by the Chinese myth that a carp that swims up the Dragon Gate waterfall on the Yellow River is transformed into a dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiโ€ฆ
Hagfish are the only vertebrates that have no backbone. This is because their ancesters lost their vertebral columns through evolution ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
Many scientists believe that there is a 'mean gene' that is passed down through families and that there are four categories of meanness. Some scientists believe that this will eventully go away via evolution. thestar.com/news/insight/โ€ฆ
The last person to be convicted of blasphemy in the United States was an Arkansas man who in 1928 put a sign in his storefront reading, "Evolution Is True. The Bible's a Lie. God's a Ghost." He spent 3 months in jail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Homo Syntheticus, the idea that we will soon take control of evolution away from nature and replace it with cybernetics & genetic engineering. techcrunch.com/2016/05/01โ€ฆ
John Edward H. Rulloff has the second largest brain ever recorded. He was a doctor, lawyer, photographer, inventor, school master, philologist, phrenologist, and carpet designer. He was also a serial killer. In jail he wrote a book on the evolution of language and was allowed to teach students. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwโ€ฆ
The term coevolution is used to describe cases where two (or more) species reciprocally affect each other's evolution. evolution.berkeley.edu/evโ€ฆ
The evolution of the beard could have happened to better absorb punches - Beard hair can absorb 37% of the bumps. Research by biologists from the university of utah. academic.oup.com/iob/artiโ€ฆ
Natural evolution did not create a chicken that lays so many unfertilized eggs. Human engineering created such chickens. You could call the process "human-caused evolution", "artificial selection", or "selective breeding". wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013โ€ฆ
A Soviet scientist, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov has attempted inseminate three female chimpanzees with human sperm as a part of his controversial attempts to create a human-ape hybrid. The purpose of the project was to "prove" evolution and use it as propaganda against the Russian Orthodox Church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyโ€ฆ
The Ewoks from Return of the Jedi were based on the Vietcong guerillas who faced a more technologically advanced foe but originally the events on Endor were to be set on the Wookie home planet. It was changed because Wookies had become technologically skilled over the evolution of the series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewoโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church has accepted the Big Bang theory and Darwinian evolution since 1950. smithsonianmag.com/smart-โ€ฆ
Human Evolution solves the same problem in different ways. Native Early peoples adapted to high altitudes differently: In the Andes, their hearts got stronger, in Tibet their blood carries oxygen more efficiently. nationalgeographic.com/scโ€ฆ
4G LTE isn't actually 4G. It stands for 'Long Term Evolution', and was invented so that companies can market their networks as 4G without meeting its specifications. Actual 4G speeds are 100 Mb/s for moving devices (in a train/car) and 1 Gb/s for stationary devices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G
Bats and dolphins evolved echolocation in the same way (down to the molรฉcular level). An analysis revealed that 200 genes had independently changed in the same ways. This is an extreme example of convergent evolution. sciencemag.org/news/2013/โ€ฆ
The only two surviving species of sloth arenโ€™t closely related at all and most likely developed suspensorial behavior (hanging from trees) independently, an example of convergent evolution. nationalgeographic.com/scโ€ฆ
The evolution of Punk music in the 60's was primarily based on lack of traditional "training" of instrument and voice, giving freedom to experiment with sound and lyrics and therefore opening the floodgates for many successful genres of rock and roll music. liveabout.com/history-of-โ€ฆ
The Catholic Church has accepted Darwinian evolution as compatible with Christianity since 1950. smithsonianmag.com/smart-โ€ฆ
Darwin's finches, a classic example of evolution, are being rapidly killed due to an infectious parasite that damages their beaks, preventing them from producing mating calls and as a result, reproducing. The larvae also infest the nests and feed on the blood and tissue of the nestlings. theguardian.com/environmeโ€ฆ
Today I learned about John T. Scopes. In 1925 he was accused of teaching the theory of evolution in school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johโ€ฆ
The Roman Catholic Church fully accepted the theory of evolution back in 1950. They accept it provided that Christians believe that God created all things and that the individual soul is a direct creation by God and not the product of purely material forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Phytosaurs, an order of reptiles that went extinct at the end of the Triassic. Despite not being closely related, they looked and behaved very similarly to modern crocodilians, in a remarkable example of convergent evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyโ€ฆ
The word 'theory' in 'theory of evolution' does not imply scientific doubt about its validity. A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of facts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evoโ€ฆ
There is a group of single-celled organisms called Asgard archaea, Lokiarchaeum, named after the Arctic Ocean geothermal vent, Loki's Castle, where they were discovered. They are considered to be the missing link in the evolution of the cell, which separates eukaryotes like humans from bacteria. nature.com/articles/s4158โ€ฆ
When Sir Richard Owen (a critic of evolution by natural selection) bought a recently discovered Archaeopteryx feather, he was embarrassed to discover it was a missing link between reptiles and birds, which contradicted his belief that God had created the species by tweaking 'archetypes'. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lโ€ฆ
Charles Darwin wasn't the only person to come up with the theory of evolution - and may have been beaten to it scottishfield.co.uk/cultuโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church holds no official position on the theory of creation or evolution, leaving the specifics of either theistic evolution or literal creationism to the individual within certain parameters established by the Church. catholic.com/tract/adam-eโ€ฆ
The original theory of natural selection was first written down by Alfred Russell Wallace, but because of his failure to publish his paper, and the higher fame of "gentleman naturalist" Charles Darwin, Wallace's contribution to the theory of evolution went unnoticed independent.co.uk/news/scโ€ฆ
โ€˜memesโ€™ are a well suited name for what we see online today: In science, just like โ€˜genesโ€™ are defined as units of biological evolution, โ€˜memesโ€™ are defined as units of cultural evolution jstor.org/stable/3751809?โ€ฆ
"dashboard" was originally a barrier of wood or leather at the front of a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to protect a driver from mud or other debris "dashed up" by the horses' hooves. Today it refers to the evolution of that flat board which now contains displays, gauges and instruments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasโ€ฆ
The Roman Catholic Church stated in 1950 that there is no intrinsic conflict between Christianity and Darwinโ€™s Theory of Evolution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catโ€ฆ
The band DEVO's name comes from the concept of DE-eVOlution; the idea that humanity has begun to regress to a more primitive herd-like mentality and become more dysfunctional. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devโ€ฆ
The Cambrian Explosion was Biology's Big Bang. Life went from moving slowly on the sea floor without any predation to suddenly all the different ecologies that we find today. Life literally exploded. Some scientists believe that the evolution of vision triggered the evolutionary event. youtu.be/qNtQwUO9ff8
, in the Scopes Trial regarding the teaching of evolution in schools, the TN supreme court threw out the conviction not because they believed the statute was illegal, but on a technicality because the original judge had determined the fine, and not the jury en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoโ€ฆ
Today I learned about โ€œThe Great Filterโ€, a theoretically point in evolution that only a minuscule fraction of species could evolve past. This may explain why we have never contacted other high functioning species. Also, we do not know if humans have yet to reach it, or have already passed it. mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/grโ€ฆ
Rosacea helps to maintain antimicrobial peptide levels during UV-deficient winters to combat life-threatening microbial infections, such as lupus vulgaris. Therefore, rosacea should not be considered as a disadvantage, but as evolution's blessing of the Celts which improved their survival. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmedโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the "Stoned Ape" theory of human evolution which states that early hominids ate "magic mushrooms" growing in the dung of large African Animals and this helped to rapidly evolve the human brain into a state of higher consciousness. bigthink.com/paul-ratner/โ€ฆ
Shakespeareโ€™s works have lost many of their rhymes and puns as a result of the evolution of the English language and itโ€™s pronunciation youtu.be/WeW1eV7Oc5A
Today I learned of The Stoned Ape Theory, which is a controversial theory from Terence McKenna which states that a lot of our advanced human evolution came as a result of the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms by our primate ancestors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terโ€ฆ
Famous The March of Progress illustration, known as The Road to Homo Sapiens, was created for the Early Man volume of the Life Nature Library, published in 1965. It has been criticized as "unintentionally and wrongly" implying that "evolution is progressive". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
The collision of the Indian Plate with Asia, which formed the Himalayas, altered climate conditions in East Africa and was instrumental in the evolution and survival of modern humans theconversation.com/how-aโ€ฆ
Whales have pelvis and femur remains from evolution um.uib.no/fagsider/osteolโ€ฆ
In 1984, a 1-year-old received a heart transplant from a baboon but ended up dying 21 days later due to rejection. When questioned with why a baboon and not a primate more closely related to humans, the surgeon said he didnโ€™t believe in evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babโ€ฆ
There is a period during Earthโ€™s evolution where activity stalled which scientists dubbed โ€˜the boring billionโ€™. Beginning roughly 1.7 billion years ago, the Earth became a slimy, near-static world of algae and microbes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Alfred Russel Wallace, a young Welsh explorer who spent 4 years in Brazil, nearly blind after his glasses broke. While returning home the ship caught fire, destroying all his findings. He then went to Malaysia, collecting 127,000 specimens. In 1858 he conceived his own theory of evolution. nhm.ac.uk/discover/who-waโ€ฆ
According to evolution experts, the first humans, who originated from Africa, most likely had light skin underneath their hairy pelts: โ€œIf you have body hair, you donโ€™t need dark skin to protect you from ultraviolet radiation.โ€ sciencemag.org/news/2017/โ€ฆ
Scientists say caesarian births are "affecting human evolution" because women with narrow hips are spreading this genetic predisposition to their daughters bbc.co.uk/news/science-enโ€ฆ
NASA is using automated computer design which uses evolutionary algorithm that mimics Darwinian evolution to design antenna for radio communication which produces unusual looking but very high efficiency antennas called Evolved Antenna en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evoโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church never taught against evolution or the big bang. In fact, the first to propose the theory of the expansion of the universe (Georges Lemaรฎtre) and founder of the science of genetics (Gregor Mendel) which explains the mechanism behind evolution were both Catholic priests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciโ€ฆ
In the ancient Hawaiian creation chant, the universe starts off dark until light broke forth then evolution happened with the eight era evolving to the birth of men and women, arguably close to the Big Bang and evolution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church considers the Theory of Evolution to be "virtually certain", and believes that intelligent design "isn't science even though it pretends to be." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catโ€ฆ
A peer reviewed article proposed using genome complexity as a "a clock of macro-evolution" and concluded life began between 7 and 13 billion years ago. Since the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, the origin of life is likely extraterrestrial (panspermia hypothesis). biologydirect.biomedcentrโ€ฆ
Only 78 percent of physicians accept evolution psmag.com/social-justice/โ€ฆ
Archeological evidence suggests the evolution of the human hand is attributed to prehistoric man's quest to obtain marrow from bones. phys.org/news/2018-07-bonโ€ฆ
In 2007 Dutch Evangelical Broadcasters (EO) acquired the rights to translate a Dutch version of David Attenborough's Life of Mammals. They censored all mentions about evolution and even omitted an entire episode on primates that clashed with creationist beliefs. pandasthumb.org/archives/โ€ฆ
Starchy carbs, not a Paleo diet, were responsible for the rapid increase in size of the human brain around 800,000 years ago. Eating meat may have kickstarted this evolution, but cooked starchy foods, together with more salivary amylase genes, made us smarter still. sydney.edu.au/news-opinioโ€ฆ
Analysis of robot dinosaurs suggests that gliding might not have been an intermediate step in the evolution of flight, and instead some species could have jumped straight to flapping their upper limbs. newatlas.com/robot-dinosaโ€ฆ
The Evolutionary Advantage of Depression: Depressive symptoms are inextricably intertwined with -- and generated by -- physiological responses to infection that, on average, have been selected as a result of reducing infectious mortality across mammalian evolution. theatlantic.com/health/arโ€ฆ
The once-thought useless human appendix has evolved at least 29 times, and been lost a maximum of 12 times--but evolution keeps bringing it back, possibly due to it having an important role in immune function. sciencealert.com/your-appโ€ฆ
Goosebumps are a vestigial reflex (a reflex that has lost its function / purpose through evolution), which would raise the hair of humans to both trap body heat and scare off predators by appearing larger than usual. It is due to this that we get goosebumps when cold or scared. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooโ€ฆ
"Sally sells seashells by the sea shore" is based on the real life of Mary Anning, who dug up fossils to sell to tourists at the beach in the 1800s to help her poor family. She discovered several intact dinosaur skeletons, including findings that contributed to the eventual theory of evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
In the last 5 millennia, genetic change in humans has occurred at a rate roughly 100 times higher than any other period of human evolution. Humans today are more genetically different from humans living 5,000 years ago than these people were from humans living 40,000 years ago. news.wisc.edu/genome-studโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Project Steve, a list of scientists in which all signatories (1) support evolution, (2) oppose intelligent design, and (3) are named Steve or a variation of that name. As of September 27, 2018, 1432 Steves have signed the statement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proโ€ฆ
Roosters have evolved to not deafen themselves with their own loud crowing. The auditory canal closes as they open their mouths, preventing any hearing damage. This evolution does not appear on hens. sciencedirect.com/scienceโ€ฆ
Researchers find independent evolution of female penis in cave insects. Both species live in caves where food is scarce. Because of that, males appear to be more interested in finding food than in mating. This has led the females to assume the role of pursuer and initiator phys.org/news/2018-11-eviโ€ฆ
In 1906, A Congolese man called Ota Benga from a Mbuti pygmy tribe was held in a human zoo exhibition in Bronx, as a display of "earlier stage" of human evolution. In 1916, after getting out and unable to return to his homeland, he shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistol and died at 32. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaโ€ฆ
Panspermia is the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by meteoroids, asteroids, spacecraft etc. in form of extremophile types of bacteria. If met with ideal conditions on a new planet's surfaces, the organisms become active and the process of evolution begins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panโ€ฆ
Hyenas are related to felines but due to Convergent Evolution, their features and behaviors more closely resemble canines. Bonus: the smallest member of hyena family is the Aardwolf which mainly eats termites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyeโ€ฆ
Today I learned about al-Jahiz a muslim philosopher that formulated a theory similar to the evolution 1000 years before Darwin. bbc.in/2F5pWVw
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, a Medieval Persian scholar, put forward the basic theory of evolution 600 years before Darwin was born en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasโ€ฆ
Our ancestor's jaw bones migrated, over hundreds of millions of years of evolution, into our ears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evoโ€ฆ
The creators of Trials Evolution (video game) created an IRL "easter egg" that will only be completed in the year 2113 kotaku.com.au/2017/04/theโ€ฆ
Chimpanzees use leaves as sex toys. As much as it is an indication of cultural evolution, it also presents an example of tool use. nytimes.com/2010/05/04/scโ€ฆ
As an adult, a darkling beetle (a mealworm's final evolution) can live from 3 to 15 years. animals.mom.me/life-span-โ€ฆ
Christians introduced "Christian Power Cards" to compete with Pokemon due to the concept of 'Pokemon Evolution' going against the Biblical creation account in Genesis. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_neโ€ฆ
The evolution of eyes first, not legs most likely led to fish to explore land earthmagazine.org/articleโ€ฆ
Tibetans have a gene mutation that may represent the strongest instance of documented evolution in humans. theguardian.com/science/2โ€ฆ
More than 130 years after Darwin suggested that a large moth pollinated an African orchid, his 1862 hypothesis was confirmed. Darwin had postulated the existence of an otherwise unknown species of insect based purely on the size of the flower and his understanding of evolution and ecology. theguardian.com/science/lโ€ฆ
In 1950, Pope Pius XII confirmed there was no conflict between Christianity and the theory of evolution, and the Church supports the idea of theistic evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catโ€ฆ
Blue only exists as a pigment in nature on one species of butterfly. All other blues in nature are the result of light refraction as opposed to pigment. In other words, nature and evolution solved a biological problem with microscopic engineering. npr.org/sections/health-sโ€ฆ
Flatfishes, originally used as evidence against Darwin's theory of evolution, have come to be understood as incredible examples for the theory pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/evโ€ฆ
In 2007 the Pope (Benedict XVI) called creationism "absurd" because "there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution" vatican.va/holy_father/beโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church accepts Darwinian evolution, as long as the existence of the human soul is not in any way dependent on it forbes.com/sites/johnfarrโ€ฆ
A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex was found in 2016, shedding light on the evolution of egg-laying as well as on gender differences in the dinosaur abc.net.au/news/2016-03-1โ€ฆ
The Catholic church has taken the stance that neither evolution, nor the big bang, are contrary to Christian beliefs. catholic.com/tracts/adam-โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the vestigial tendon in the wrist, and other structures that are โ€œgenetically determined structures or attributes that have apparently lost most or all of their ancestral function in a given species, but having been retained during the process of evolution.โ€ sun-gazing.com/tendon-proโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church considers the theory of evolution to be "virtually certain", and believes that intelligent design "isn't science even though it pretends to be". en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cโ€ฆ
The name Devo comes from their concept of 'de-evolution'โ€”the idea that instead of continuing to evolve, mankind has actually begun to regress, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devโ€ฆ
A conservative think tank named 700 scientists who publicly reject evolution in favor of creationism. In response, the NCSE launched "Project Steve" and has found 1,250 scientists who support evolution, all of whom are named Steve. ncse.com/news/2012/04/proโ€ฆ
VEVO stands for "Video Evolution" and is a video hosting service created by 3 major record companies, and has an agreement with Youtube to host music videos and earn revenue on there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vevโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the E. coli long-term evolution experiment at Michigan State. Over the course of 30 years and ~70,000 generations, mutations have occurred giving rise to traits such as decreased DNA repair and the ability to metabolize unusual sources of energy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._โ€ฆ

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