Evolutionary Biology

Category archives for Evolutionary Biology

Remember Evolutionary Psychology? The theory? It’s over.

The Oystercatcher and the Clam

One of those really cool and useful “evolution stories” gets verified and illuminated by actual research. And blogging!

It turns out I write academia erotica! I can tell you that the three dimensional visual imagery in the post to which Stephanie refers was a replacement for the actual visual imagery I had in mind when I wrote it. But I couldn’t use that because …

Do Individual Females Differ Intrinsically in Their Propensity to Engage in Extra-Pair Copulations?

Why giant sea scorpions got so big

Research on giant sea scorpions (eurypterids) – the largest bugs that ever lived – has shed new light on why eurypterids became so large and eventually died out.

Today’s falsehood is the idea that individual animals act for the benefit of their own species.

Another look at falsehoods about evolution.

In my initial

The Falsehoods

Biology is harder to learn than quantum physics. Why? Because most people think they totally get biology, but everyone knows nobody gets quantum physics. Therefore, any effort to explore quantum physics will result in new learning, but people rarely learn new biology. The bottom line is that our brains are full of biology, which would…

Is the Natural World a valid source of guidance for our behavior, morals, ethics, and other more mundane areas of thought such as how to build an airplane and what to eat for breakfast?1 When it comes to airplanes, you’d better be a servant to the rules of nature (such as gravity) or the airplane…