Psychedelics controversial nature have repressed the theory that they may have been a large factor in the evolution of the human species. There are many unexplained instances that point to psychedelics as the cause of change in the human genome. This is known as The Stoned Ape Theory. Terence Mckenna was one of the most influential … Continue reading Psychedelics and Evolution
We have recently found that Neanderthals are more closely related to humans than previously thought. At least 1/5 of Neanderthal genome are in humans today. This influences skin, hair and diseases people have today. Neanderthals lived around Europe and Asia until they became extinct about 40,000 years ago. Modern humans were set apart from Neanderthals … Continue reading Neanderthals, do they walk among us?
What are albino animals? Albino animals are mostly white or all white; their eyes are either blue or pink. For example let’s says that you are at Petco and you saw a group of white rats. The rats probably will most likely catch your eye because they don’t blend in with their surroundings. Albinism all begins … Continue reading Have you ever thought about how an albino animal became albino?
Neanderthals, or hominids, were very different from modern Homo sapiens– in some ways. For example, they were generally shorter and stockier. However, some recent studies may reveal a striking similarity between Neanderthals and today’s people: speech. In 1989, a 60,000 year old hyoid bone was found in Israel. The hyoid bone is a structure in … Continue reading Neanderthals: Could They Speak?
Climate change, also known as global warming, has been occurring for the last century. Many studies have been conducting to see if it is a legitimate problem or only a minor change to the ecosystem. What hasn’t been decided if it is linked with life and biodiversity or the opposite, death and extinction. Many believe … Continue reading Climate Change: Life or Death?
I’ve always wondered how many fish are actually in the sea. “There’s plenty of fish in the sea” is an old saying that everyone has heard. But how many are there really? New species are found everyday in the ocean. Here is a list of the many species already found: Blue Tang Surgeonfish, Sturgeon Poacher, … Continue reading There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea!
Humans, it seems, have a very set and specific way of viewing the world: Seeing, hearing, etc. Each of these senses is experienced through a specific body part. One does not, for example, see a brilliant light-show of colours every time they listen to music. People do not taste different flavors when they meet new … Continue reading Synesthesia: How Do We Experience the World?
I like to learn about animals. I decided to start looking on the websites to find some interesting animal trivia. I found out about frogs that have pseudo thumbs. One article I read spoke about how certain species of frogs which had bones covered by skin similar to a thumb. Another site mentioned tree frogs … Continue reading Wolverine Frogs
The Crocodile is one of the least changed reptiles from the age of dinosaurs. Many crocodiles today have some of the same features as early crocodiles. Crocodiles have evolved over time, but not as much as other animals. The build of crocodiles has changed over time from the start of crocodiles to the later … Continue reading Evolution Of Crocodiles
When it comes to the topic of evolution, most people think of Charles Darwin. In 1831, Darwin went on a five year expedition to survey the Galapagos Islands. While on this expedition, Darwin noticed that each island he surveyed had its own type of finch that was similar but different in important ways. When Darwin … Continue reading Charles Darwin and Evolution