Evolution: A Scientific American Reader
From the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925 to the court ruling against the Dover Area School Board’s proposed intelligent design curriculum in 2005, few scientific topics have engendered as much controversy—or grabbed as many headlines—as evolution. And since the debate shows no signs of abating, there is perhaps no better time to step back and ask: What is evolution? Defined as the gradual process by which something changes into a different and usually more complex and efficient form, evolution explains the formation of the universe, the nature of viruses, and the emergence of humans. A first-rate summary of the actual science of evolution, this Scientific American reader is a timely collection that gives readers an opportunity to consider evolution’s impact in various settings.
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... the Jurassic Seas ryosuke motani 182 The Mammals That Conquered the Seas kate wong 193 Breathing Life into Tyrannosaurus rex gregory m. erickson 203 Madagascar's Mesozoic Secrets john j. flynn and andré r. wyss 213 Which Came First, ...
All of this occurred within the first minute of the expansion. Conditions were still too hot, however, for atomic nuclei to capture electrons. Neutral atoms appeared inabundance only after the expansionhad continued for 300,000 years ...
At that time, Vesto M. Slipher of Lowell Observatory was collecting the first evidence that galaxies are actually moving apart. Then, in 1929, the eminent astronomer Edwin P. Hubble showed that the rate a galaxy is moving away from us ...
Fred Hoyle, an English cosmologist, was the first to call this process the big bang. Hoyle intended to disparage the theory, but the name was so catchy it gained popularity. It is somewhat misleading, however, to describe the expansion ...
Villard Books, 1993. P.J. E. Peebles. Principles of Physical Cosmology. Princeton University Press, 1993. The First Stars in the Universe richard b. larson and 12 p. j. e. peebles, d. n. schramm, e. l. turner and r. g. kron.
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