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Throwback Thursday #6 – Darwin Day

Happy Darwin Day! February 12th makes the birth of one of the most famous scientists known today: Charles Darwin. Darwin Day is a celebration of his birth and his achievements, and so today’s Throwback Thursday is to do with that. … Continue reading

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BAHFest West 2014 – Sarah Hird: Why Do Mammals Sleep?

“Sarah Hird explains the need for sleep. BAHFest is the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses, a celebration of well-researched, logically explained, and clearly wrong evolutionary theory. Additional information is available at http://bahfest.com/” (YouTube) This is a highly amusing video that … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Turning Points In Earth’s History

The BBC have an excellent interactive infographic detailing the “25 biggest turning points in Earth’s history“. From leaps forward in evolution to devastating asteroid impacts, these were the turning points that shaped our world. The 25 milestones are: The Earth … Continue reading

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Why Science Is NOT ‘Just A Theory’

“Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the … Continue reading

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Nature’s Masters Of Disguise

Can you spot the mossy leaf-tailed gecko in the image above? If you can do it within a few seconds, you have a very keen eye. Over at The Guardian, they have a great collection of photographs of nature’s masters of … Continue reading

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The Chance Events That Led To Human Existence

“How have we ended up as the most advanced species on a small blue-green planet, orbiting a seemingly insignificant star, in one of the hundred billion galaxies in the Universe? Science has found some extraordinary answers to this question. Looking … Continue reading

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There Was No First Human

“If you traced your family tree back 185 million generations, you wouldn’t be looking at a human, a primate, or even a mammal. You’d be looking at a fish. So where along that line does the first human show up? … Continue reading

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