18 FEB 2015 by ideonexus

 Human Neoteny and Cognition

Neoteny in Humans > Similarity > Cognitive Neoteny in Modern Humans
Folksonomies: evolution cognition neoteny
Folksonomies: evolution cognition neoteny
21 JUN 2013 by ideonexus

 Plants, Animals, and Internal States

Constant and Free Life > Additional Support/Evidence > How Plants and Animals Survive in Their Environment
Animals are free thanks to their ability to carry a constant state within them, while plants must grow as their environment allows.
03 JUN 2013 by ideonexus

 Warm-Blooded Mammals as Free Life

Constant and Free Life > Example/Illustration > With Warm-Bloodedness Comes Freedom
Two thoughts on how advanced life has evolved to maintain a regulated internal state that makes it independent of its environment rather than subject to it.
Folksonomies: evolution syntropy
Folksonomies: evolution syntropy
16 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 The Watch Implies a Watchmaker

The Watch Implies a Watchmaker > Concession > Darwin Considers the Question of a Creator
William Paley saw the appearance of design as implying a designer, and Darwin appears to admit the appearance of design.
Folksonomies: evolution creationism
Folksonomies: evolution creationism
06 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 The Difficulty of Defining Species

Species Divisions are Complicated > Similarity > Are There Bacteria Species?
Dawkins describes the difficulty of defining any species, with missing links making it possible at all; while Frederick William Andrewes describes the difficulty of classifying bacteria, where rapid evolution and gene swapping magnify the issues Dawkins describes.
04 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Waist-to-Hip Ratio in Women and the Storage of Fat as a S...

The Waist-to-Hip Ratio > Cause and Effect > Why Women Store Fat in their Hips and Breasts
Men are attracted to women with a waist-to-hip ratio that indicates both fitness and the ability to bare children; therefore, women of the age of puberty begin to store fat in their breasts and hips to give the illusion of such a ratio.
18 JUL 2011 by ideonexus

 Evolution Works With Existing Structures

Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny > Example/Illustration > Skeletal Similarities in Mammals
Evolution adds modifications onto existing structures rather than rewriting organs from scratch. An example of this is in skeletal evolution, where all mammals have the same bones, only in different proportions so that they produce wings, hooves, and other specifically adapted structures.
11 APR 2011 by ideonexus

 Population Control in Humans

Economic Population Control > Similarity > homo philoprogenitus
The term "Population Control" is thrown about by politicians to scare the public, but economic hardships are already in place as a form of population control, without which the breeders would take over the planet.
29 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Humanity's Power is in Its Ability to Swarm

Civilization is a Work of Art, Creating an Artificial Man > Similarity > Humans Aren\'t Especially Smart, It\'s Just that We Swarm
Hobbes and Lovelock agree that our human ability to form into collective powerhouses is what gives us strength.