Monday, March 26, 2012

Evolution Persists, Believe In It Or Not


Life on Earth originated and then evolved from a universal common ancestor approximately 3.7 billion years ago.

Evolution is no longer a theory; it's a fact.

Charles Darwin was the first to formulate a scientific argument for evolution by means of natural selection.

Virtually all serious scientists now know (whether or not they openly admit it) that the process of evolution is a natural force.

Extinction is the disappearance of an entire species. Extinction is not an unusual event, as species regularly appear through speciation and then disappear through extinction.

Nearly all animal and plant species that have lived on Earth are now extinct, and extinction appears to be the ultimate fate of all species.

All the above statements can be found (and much more) at Wikipedia under the topic of Evolution and the site is highly recommended to any intelligent seeker who wishes to read and learn more about the subject.

But I read somewhere (or heard somewhere) that the present generation seems to be evolving in a peculiar direction -- that men are becoming more feminine and women more masculine. Could that be true? If so, why? Perhaps because of the introduction of some modern-day flavor enhancing additive into our food supply. Maybe something as seemingly innocuous as the ubiquitous sugar substitute, aspartame. How about high fructose corn syrup?

Or some other USDA approved ingredient.

Who knows?

Might be the seed of a Science Fiction story.


Word For Today

bacciferous [bak-SIFF-ur-us]
bearing berries; fruitful



Born March 26, 1931

Better known as Spock
(From Star Trek)



"I'm no biologist, but how many cells do single-celled organisms have?"
--Harry Block
(played by Orlando Jones in the movie Evolution)

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