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?
We all understand what life is, and can tell a living thing from non-living with no problem. But when it comes to definition – it’s not that simple. For starters, life is an occurrence, or a property. Some things have the property of viscosity, some things have the property of superconductivity. Similarly, some matter has […]
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!
One article ago I mentioned that evolution requires no proof. But since people love proof, I have decided to stop in detail on paleontological evidence.