Charles Darwin

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
Frontier

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.

VOTE: And The New Patron Saint Of England Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Inspired by Greg Jenner's St George's Day blog post, we asked you to vote for a new patron saint of England - and you did. We realise, of course, t...

Evolution Link to Quantum Physics, Dark Energy and Human Population

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Tech
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

Eastern New Mexico University - Dr. Henryk Frystacki, interviewed by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy 1. Dr. Frystacki, you have just written a paper on your...

You Too Can be Darwin's Guinea Pig

Alison Pearn | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Pearn

Imagine going to dinner with Charles and Emma Darwin and, the minute you get through the door, being dragged off by the famous scientist to take part in one of his experiments.