Written by former BioLogos Fellow of Biology Dennis Venema, this series of posts is intended as a basic introduction to the science of evolution for non-specialists.
Artificial Selection and the Origins of the Domestic Dog
We are beginning to see the genetic underpinnings of artificial selection at a genome-wide level, and the results are absolutely in keeping with Darwin’s ideas...
The Cambrian Diversification and Assembling Animal Body Plans
All living arthropods have a suite of defining characteristics such as a hard external skeleton (exoskeleton), specialized body segments, and specialized appendages. While these...
How Language Evolution Helps Us Understand Human Evolution
Language evolution is in fact one of the better analogies for biological evolution, in that it forces one to think of change in the context of a population over time.
At the Frontiers of Evolution: Abiogenesis and Christian Apologetics
It is not a surprise that a scientific theory will address areas that are poorly understood: indeed, it is expected that theories, as they expand, will naturally have a frontier...
At the Frontiers of Evolution: Contingency vs. Convergence
This series of posts is intended as a basic introduction to the science of evolution for non-specialists. You can see the introduction to this series here. In this post we discuss the debate between paleontologists Stephen Jay Gould and Simon Conway Morris over whether evolutionary history is primarily shaped by chance events (i.e. by contingency) or through repeatable events (i.e. by convergence).