• Unfortunately, biology is fraught with seeming exceptions and ambiguities, because the most accurate description of any biological process is that it follows the rules of chemistry and physics. (madsci.org)
  • Using a modern approach to evolutionary biology called cladistics, which utilizes genetic information in combination with a variety of other data to evaluate biological relationships that emerge over the ages, Parker and colleagues found that the appendix has evolved at least twice, once among Australian marsupials and another time among rats, lemmings and other rodents, selected primates and humans. (phys.org)
  • Thus, has now entered the realm of 'self propelled' evolution, dependant on our transcendental ability to improve on naturalistic biology with cyborgs and cures for ageing, GM and all that jazz. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Biology makes culture possible and culture influences the direction of evolution. (biology-online.org)
  • Cognitive Evolution suggests that the high order mental behaviors of Homo sapiens are rooted in the same biology as the moth's attraction to light, worker bees' foreknowledge of their assignments, ants' knowledge of the mechanics to execute the architectural design of an ant hill, or a female cat's instinct to open the umbilical sack after giving birth. (eurobuch.com)
  • There is a lot of literature out there now that takes apart the biology/culture distinction -- and I think any discussion of evolution has to question this. (ning.com)
  • Whether one believes in the theory of dynamic biological change and evolution or a more static creationist model of biology, one cannot deny we are biological beings with certain characteristics that largely distinguish us from other animals. (flowofhistory.com)
  • As a contribution to the history of scientific investigations, we trace here a sequence of steps of conceptual and experimental approaches to understand microbial evolution at the molecular level. (mdpi.com)
  • Ecology of human evolution: biological, social and cultural approaches to hominin adaptations. (southampton.ac.uk)
  • This module will combine approaches from human origins and biological anthropological research to evaluate how we can reconstruct the ecologies (in the broad sense) of hominins. (southampton.ac.uk)
  • In this perspective paper we will discuss (a) the conditions that can enhance the "foraging efficacy gain," (b) the possible approaches to implementation of POC and their costs and benefits, and (c) a stepwise approach to develop appropriate POC methods for the optimization of biological pest control. (frontiersin.org)
  • The aims of this perspective paper are to discuss (a) the conditions under which the impact of POC on biological pest control will be highest, (b) the costs and benefits of possible approaches to POC implementation, and (c) a stepwise approach for the development of POC methods for the optimization of biological pest control. (frontiersin.org)
  • The different approaches include statistical and mathematical ecology, molecular evolution, evolution of long-lasting interactions, behavioral ecology or evolution complex quantitative traits. (ups-tlse.fr)
  • An important new book by the author of the bestselling text Defending Evolution:A Guide to the Creation/Evolution Controversy, this title examines the controversial issues surrounding this central concept of life science and explores students' common scientific misconceptions, describes approaches for teaching topics and principles of evolution, and offers strategies for handling the various problems some students have with the idea of evolution due to religious influences. (abebooks.com)
  • Computers in Biological Education: Simulation Approaches. (ed.gov)
  • Biological systems' dynamics represent a prime example of complex behaviour, providing a powerful motivation and application domain for computational modelling. (sicsa.ac.uk)
  • The complex behaviour observed in biological dynamics is often the result of a non-trivial network of interactions between individual components of the biological system: this is true at a variety of scales and level of abstractions, from physiology, to neuroscience, to molecular interactions within a single cell. (sicsa.ac.uk)
  • This holds for genetics, biochemistry, and evolution. (madsci.org)
  • The Evolution & Genetics group has interests that encompass the ecological and evolutionary consequences of speciation and hybridisation to the evolution of social systems. (qmul.ac.uk)
  • This is a novel strategy to study human evolution," says Carol Marchetto, a Salk senior staff scientist in the Laboratory of Genetics, co-first author and one of the study's senior authors. (salk.edu)
  • It is concluded that, although some problems exist in using such computer simulations in genetics and evolution instruction, students' grasp of many difficult topics can be greatly enhanced through interaction with computer models. (ed.gov)
  • HS-LS4-1 Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence. (hawaii.edu)
  • Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the role each line of evidence has relating to common ancestry and biological evolution. (nextgenscience.org)
  • Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems: Aspen Center for Physics Workshop. (wiley.com)
  • Douglas Braaten is the editor of Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems, published by Wiley. (wiley.com)
  • Modelling of biological networks is often divided into two sub-problems: given the structure of the interaction network (i.e., which components interact with each other), one may be interested in reconstructing the dynamics of the individual nodes from partial observations of (some of) the nodes' states, using techniques from system identification to estimate states and parameters of the system. (sicsa.ac.uk)
  • Our results open new avenues in our understanding of population dynamics that can be translated to a range of biological systems. (cam.ac.uk)
  • 1 ) essentially implemented a search algorithm to find pleasing tunes, albeit one with key similarities to biological evolution. (pnas.org)
  • Why we don't search the evolutionary link between the prior cosmological evolution (Big Bang to 10 billions years) and the later biological evolution (from 10 billions years to now)?Why we are separating Universal evolution into two separated blocks? (yahoo.com)
  • The way I think about it in the biological sense is from thermodynamic point of view, which is the same way chemists think of self-assembly in molecules. (wired.com)
  • This talk will show how Darwinian evolution can be formulated in that framework also as computational learning. (hiit.fi)
  • He also has interests in computational neuroscience, evolution and artificial intelligence. (hiit.fi)
  • The unifying contribution of this dissertation is a demonstration at multiple scales of how to systematically integrate DNA synthesis, sequencing, high-throughput assays, and computational methods to interrogate biological systems and learn design principles that expand our engineering capabilities. (harvard.edu)
  • Therefore, beyond its core activities on fundamental research, the laboratory is committed to the transfer of knowledge through college education, communication events oriented towards the general public, as well as interactions with the administrators and guardians of biodiversity and biological resources, of sustainable development or of public health. (ups-tlse.fr)
  • Re: What criteria unambiguously define biological evolution? (madsci.org)
  • I suggest you first reflect on and define biological evolution, then reflect on and define etc., ... and then the interrelationship will simply pop out into view. (biology-online.org)
  • 1) used an innovative Darwinian method to demonstrate the importance of consumers' preferences in shaping the evolution of music, a fact that has often been overlooked and deserved attention. (pnas.org)
  • 1 Such was professed by Eugenie Scott, the de facto head of the Darwin lobby, while speaking to the media in response to the Texas State Board of Education's 2009 vote to require students to learn about both the scientific evidence for and against neo-Darwinian evolution. (intelligentdesign.org)
  • This chapter will review some of this literature, and show that there are numerous legitimate scientific challenges to core tenets of Darwinian theory, as well as predominant theories of chemical evolution. (intelligentdesign.org)
  • Hallpike 1986), whereas the opposite camp insists that the cultural evolution demonstrates all the key Darwinian evolutionary traits and that is why the structure of the research in cultural evolution should share all the fundamental traits of the structure of the research in biological evolution (Mesoudi, Whiten, and Laland 2006). (socionauki.ru)
  • While this was a classic case of human-guided bioengineering in a high-tech laboratory environment, it was hardly an example of naturalistic evolution in a real cell or organism. (icr.org)
  • The evolution of life on earth from simple matter is accepted as a fact by secular science. (answersingenesis.org)
  • David Hull, one of the dominant figures in contemporary philosophy of science, sets out in this volume a general analysis of this selection process that applies equally to biological evolution, the reaction of the immune. (google.com)
  • This entry was posted in books , C.R. Darwin , evolution , history of science by darwinsbulldog . (wordpress.com)
  • The massive crosscurrents between languages (borrowings of various kinds 8 ) are an enormous factor in their histories, and have no analogy in classical biological evolution. (creation.com)
  • First of all, those similarities stem from the fact that in both cases we are dealing with very complex non-equilibrium (but rather stable) systems whose principles of functioning and evolution are described by the General Systems' Theory, as well as by a number of cybernetic principles and laws. (socionauki.ru)
  • We are applying the latest sequencing technologies to tackle ash dieback ( Buggs ), resolve ecological networks ( Clare ), understand the evolution of invertebrate nervous systems ( Elphick and Stollewerk ) and unlock the genetic basis of ageing in long-lived naked mole rats ( Faulkes ). (qmul.ac.uk)
  • Horizontal and Vertical Transmission and Micro- and Macroevolutionary Patterns of Biological and Sociocultural Evolution.May 27-29th, 2013,Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • These problems include some of the key turning points in evolution: the patterns and changes seen in the fossil record as new branches spring from the tree of life and new anatomies  skeletons, limbs, brains  come into being. (evolutionfairytale.com)
  • The project has studied the development of a new parallel stochastic method based on biological mechanism and applied to VLSI layout. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Yet the principles involved seem to explain biological evolution better than those of present-day theories. (physicsessays.org)
  • Despite the vast body of theoretical and empirical literature dealing with parasitoid learning, this knowledge has thus far rarely been exploited for manipulating the efficacy of augmentative biological pest control. (frontiersin.org)
  • The Group also has expertise in the co-evolution of host and pathogens in humans, wildlife and laboratory model systems ( Nichols , Knell and Eizaguirre ), and we are developing new mathematical methods to identify sources of infection in disease outbreaks ( Le Comber ). (qmul.ac.uk)