Questions tagged [evolution]

Evolution is the process of change in all forms of life over generations, and evolutionary biology is the study of how evolution occurs. The biodiversity of life evolves by means of mutations, genetic drift and natural selection.

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Does natural selection have less impact on modern humans?

This question is motivated by two other questions that hinged on this one but did not explicitly ask the question. Is intelligence declining due to the lack of selection pressure? Is human evolution ...
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Are humans and chimps innately afraid of and attracted to reptiles or snakes?

Jordan peterson, a culturally popular psychologist, has made the following biological claim: Human beings and their closest biological relatives, chimpanzees, are innately afraid of and attracted ...
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Do marine invertebrates outnumber plants in the fossil record 19:1?

I found this claim in this Creationist YouTube video. 95% of all fossils are marine invertebrates. Of the remaining 5%, 95% are algae and plant fossils. 95% of the remaining 0.25% are other ...
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Do "Zombie bacteria" live for millions to tens-of-millions of years?

Sputnik News reports that researchers are finding a "subterranean Galapagos" including "creatures such as microbial life thriving at 121 degrees Celsius or 'zombie bacteria', which can ...
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Has the rabbitfish remained unchanged for 180 million years?

The 2009 Creation Magazine had an article using the Striped rabbitfish (Hydrolagus matallanasi) as an example of a species that has supposedly existed for millions of years, as evidence that the Earth ...