Charles Darwin

GCSE Students Rejoice Over ‘Gift’ Of AQA Chemistry Exam Following Biology Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students are celebrating the “blessing” of an AQA chemistry paper after sitting the GCSE exam this morning. Pupils tweeted the exam...

AQA Biology Exam Leaves Students Frustrated Over 'Stupid' Darwin Cartoon Question

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of GCSE students were left baffled yesterday afternoon over a “stupid” question about Charles Darwin on the AQA Biology exam. Pupils we...

In Pursuit Of Truth: Darwin Day And Alfred Russel Wallace

Claire Meadows | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Claire Meadows

It's widely acknowledged by all who think rationally that we are living in worrying times. I myself have taken to adopting a 'fight or flight' response to watching the news. Should I pull a 'three wise monkeys' and make out like everything is okay? Or do I sink into the breach and confront things head on?

Turns Out The Humble Appendix Actually Does Something

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

It seems we all might have an apology to make, as new research has confirmed that the appendix isn’t the useless waste of space that we all believed...

Assassin's Creed Verses History

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

More Assassin's Creed games are coming out in the next couple of months, along with their slogan, "History is our playground." But these games are not about history, they're about conspiracy theories, and conspiracy theories are often brash simplifications of more complex historical events, as the next installments are going to be.

Presidential Candidate Thinks Charles Darwin Was Possessed By A Spooky Ghost

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- A leading candidate in the Republican presidential race believes a spooky ghost possessed Charles Darwin. Dr Ben Carson, a retired neu...

Natural Selection: Does Evolution Pull or Push?

Mark Brewer | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Brewer

Consider the following alternative. The forward-facing brain can almost certainly be traced back to the development of neural nets in all extremely simple organisms with bilaterian (symmetrical) body plans.

Former Fox News Host Considers Disney Boycott Over Darwin Film

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Glenn Beck, erstwhile mouthpiece for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, this week suggested listeners of his radio show should consider boycotti...

When Small Tortoises Signal Success

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Galapagos in Spanish, by the way, means 'tortoise' and 'tortoise', for my American friends, means land turtle. More importantly, the giants are coming back!

Great Thinkers Who Surfed The Gap Year Wave

Frontier | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Some people might only have bad things to say about gap years, but what they don't know is that many great thinkers kick-started their intellectual journey abroad. Sometimes there is just nothing better than to polish your Einstein brain far away from home and wander into the heart of unknown lands. Let's take a look at the great list...

On the Nature of Public Opinion

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

History has given us a colossal record of deceit, manipulation of the many by a resourceful and shrewd few, and the sustained distortion of public perception so robustly at any one time, it is imperative we review the model of society we have inherited. Power derives its life-force from control.

Epigenetics and Soviet Biology

Dr Rupert Sheldrake | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Dr Rupert Sheldrake

One of the biggest controversies in twentieth-century biology was about the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the ability of animals and plants...

Charles Darwin Day: Countering Oppositions to Evolution

Frontier | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

Charles Darwin Day, on the 12th February each year, is dedicated to celebrating the alternative theory which is overwhelming in its evidence. This Darwin Day we're paying homage to the man by exploring and countering arguments in opposition to evolution.

Sea Lion Photobombs Google Street View's Underwater Camera

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech

Google has captured what might be our second favourite animal photobomb of the day. In a recent trip to the Galapagos to take some admittedly beaut...

Have Humans Stopped Evolving By Natural Selection?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Human beings have stopped evolving and should be persuaded not to have large families, TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said. The broadcaster,...

Did We Get Darwin All Wrong?

Richard Reoch | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Reoch

It has been fashionable from the time of Darwin, indeed almost beyond question, to hold that evolution is based on survival of the fittest. But what this latest study demonstrates is that the fittest among us are likely to be those who are the most adaptable, considerate and cooperative.

Travel Eye: Going Wild in Galápagos

Karen Edwards | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

I'm sitting on a boat, with the sizzling sun beating down on me. The temperature is about 26˚C and the sea water gleaming. A group of ten people on board are darting back and forth, declaring their amazement at the adventure we've just been on.

Evolution: Chuck Norris and Angry Birds

Trevor Holland | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

If you spend any amount of time on public transport, particularly in our anti-social, paranoid, abrasive capital city, you'll notice that the vast majority of people neither talk nor look at each other and instead opt to waste away their existences in the soul-destroying cesspool of social media, angry birds, BBC iPlayer and other such pointlessly depressing activities found on smart phones.

'Forgotten Man' Of Science To Be Honoured

PA | Posted 24.03.2013 | Home

A 19th century British scientist famous for being the "forgotten" father of evolution will be remembered in a series of events at London's Natural His...

Dawkins Is Wrong - Religion Is Rational

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In trying to disparage 'faith', Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse 'evidence' with 'proof'; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence. As the Oxford theologian (and biophysicist) Alister McGrath has observed: "Our beliefs may be shown to be justifiable, without thereby demonstrating that they are proven."

In The Thicko Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Modern society clearly has its benefits – hot showers, supermarkets, transport infrastructures and so forth. But research suggests that all this ...

Dr Pepper Advert Hijacked By Christian Creationists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

An ad campaign on the Dr Pepper's American Facebook page has been hijacked by users arguing over the theory of evolution. The picture, which sugges...

Last Of His Kind: Giant Tortoise Lonesome George Found Dead At 100

Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

The giant tortoise Lonesome George has been found dead, officials at the Galapagos National Park have said. George, believed to be the last of his...

Artist Fuses Victoriana With Taxidermy - And The Queen's A Fan (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Staidly dressed (in most cases) and stiffly posed, the subjects of these images are pristine examples of vintage Victorian visiting cards, with a wild...

Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Tech
Ellen Grace Jones

Despite our spiritually-impotent, techno-worshipping race's arrogance that we're the height of all that's ever been, we are not actually the apex of human evolution, as Darwin's linear theory would have us believe.