Evolution

Good News For Evolution, Bad News For Creationism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

In what's being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academie...

'Do You Really Believe God Made The World In Six Days?'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Paxo, the great tormentor, has faced down some formidable opponents during his tenure as Newsnight’s chief interrogator. John Lewis from Christian E...

'Adam And Eve Are Historical Persons,' Says Evangelical Christian University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

An evangelical Christian university in the US is under fire after outlawing theories of partial evolution and defining Adam and Eve as "historical per...

Epigenetics and Soviet Biology

Dr Rupert Sheldrake | Posted 02.06.2014 | 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...

Evolution Doesn't Make Life Meaningless

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Recognising the role of evolution and having a meaningful life are not mutually exclusive, and learning about the origins of our species should not strip modern people of our sense of meaning and significance, wherever we derive it from. At the very least, it should make us thankful that nature and evolution have instilled us with brains that let us even contemplate meaning at all.

Staggering Number Of Americans Doubt Accepted Science

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- One of the many paradoxes that contort the US national character is the country’s uneasy relationship with science. Not litmus paper an...

Creationism and Evolution Square Off Once Again as Darwin Remembered

James Mahon | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
James Mahon

Faculty at Bryan College, which was founded on the beliefs of anti-Darwinism campaigner William Jennings Bryan, are being asked to follow a new Statement of Belief that says "All humanity is descended from Adam and Eve".

Cancer 'Drove Black Skin Evolution' Say Scientists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer may have been instrumental in driving the evolution of black skin in early human history, say experts. New evidence has led scientists to be...

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.

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.

Is Teaching Children Creationism 'Indoctrination'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Teaching pupils about creationism in science lessons is "indoctrination", according to the new president of the Association for Science Education. ...

Ban Teaching Religion In School Alongside Evolution, Urges Celebrity Scientist

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teaching pupils about creationism in science lessons is "indoctrination", according to Professor Alice Roberts. The TV presenter and new president ...

STUDy: Dogs Evolved To Look Like Human Babies

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Dogs might have evolved to look like cute human babies, a study has suggested. In the study, rescue dogs that were best able to pull on the heart s...

Top Three Excuses for Being Fat

John C. Parkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

It's January and most of us are concerned about being fat after the over-consumption of the festive period. Here are your best excuses for being fat: that you can use throughout the year, not just in January.

Dolphins Aren't Dumb

Philippa Brakes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Philippa Brakes

Intelligence is a complex subject but let's get one thing straight, dolphins aren't dumb. The question about which species are the 'smartest' fascinates us. Our answers will always depend on human-derived value judgements associated with the merit of different attributes...

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

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,...

Life On Earth May Have 'Started On Mars'

PA | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Tech

Life on Earth may have started on Mars, growing evidence suggests. An element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been ava...

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.

'Art Is the Criticism of Life'

Meg Fairclough | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Meg Fairclough

If adults and children both draw the same thing, does this mean that we effectively see the world in the same way? This would dispute the work of famous Psychologists such as Piaget, who assume that children are not just 'miniature adults' and actually have different cognitive processes depending on their age.

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.

Evolution, Racism and an Inflatable Lara Croft

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So I've discovered using the power of research that all racism is baseless. Racism is based on the belief that one race is better than another, and it's just not true. Never ever. Which is a massive statement. Usually when someone says 'never ever' it's complete rubbish, and they actually mean, 'all the freaking time'.

Is Your Cat a Lion at Heart?

Simon King | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon King

Have you ever wondered why your pet cat rubs up against your legs, kneads your thighs with its forepaws or sleeps on top of a wardrobe? These, and many other behaviours, can be attributed to the tiger lurking within your pet tigger.

WATCH: How The Human Face Evolved Over 7 Million Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech

How did humans evolve? Really slowly, for one thing. And also quite elegantly, seen from the right point of view. A video originally released in 20...