Complex is not born from simple by itself. The opponents of evolution frequently use this observation to their advantage. This article is for those who think that either of these two is true: Evolution is not possible because complex organisms will never arise from simple ones unless someone sentient “helps” them, just like a new […]
Dolphin is not a unique beast. We investigated its case, and have a clear view on the situation now. But people are quite unique, aren’t they? Shock, but they are the only creatures to do sex for reproduction!* *that we know of Seriously, can you imagine anything but a human going to his/her partner and […]
Following the dolphin discussion. Many would ask: why animals, being as concerned with sex as humans, won’t do it 365 days a year? It seems it’s just an instinct to them anyway…
This story has different wordings and usually sounds smth like these: – Only humans and dolphins have sex for pleasure, not for reproduction. – Humans and dolphins are the only species that have recreational sex. All other animals do sex for reproduction only. It comes from accident acquaintances, from neighbours, from scientists. I have no […]
We’re used to measuring life in organisms. And mostly, organisms are treated as natural and absolute. But are they? Can indeed biosphere be unequivocally segregated into organisms, or are they merely an imaginary thing? A habit… A delicacy for thought 1: Every bacterial cell is an organism. Doesn’t it imply that every cell of a […]
Before we have shown how impossible it is to define species and draw borders between them. Now it is time to give detailed answers to some questions that our reader might have: Q: I thought that species is a group of organisms capable of interbreeding. Hence the borders between the species can be defined between […]
Before we start, allow me to remind you that evolution is possible when two characteristics are present in a population: inheritance and variation. Find out what they are. Now let’s see how it works. Six people at the table. One of the guys picks a sheet, writes nine digits and passes it around the table. […]
In the previous article I mentioned that all existing species theories are in fact fictional. But why exactly won’t they work? Where do they fail?
Long before biology was established as a science people have segregated biodiversity into “species”, “kinds”, “varieties”, “races” – whatever. The idea that there are natural groups within biodiversity unified by common traits has developed by itself. People actually wanted such groups: It’s functional. If there are kinds of “bears” and “deers”, it’s easier to coordinate […]
Today we will discuss the phenomenon of life from the most unusual perspective. We gonna count it!