Speciation and variation – Evidence of common descent

As predicted by evolutionary theory, populations evolve in response to their surroundings. In any ecosystem there are finite opportunities to make a living. Organisms either have the genetic tools to take advantage of those opportunities or they do not. House sparrows arrived in North America from Europe in 1800s. Since then, genetic variation within the…

Should I Boycott the Election? #GE2015

To vote, or not to vote, that is the question. Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Policies, Or to take Arms against a Sea of empty words, And by opposing, end them? I’ve just been having a long argument with someone who is “boycotting” the UK election…