Frozen Evolution book

Most biologists and biology students think that evolutionary biology is basically a closed chapter of science. But what if this is not the way things are? What if evolutionary biology underwent a quite fundamental revolution in the 70's and 80's of the past century, following which all the textbooks in this field should basically be rewritten?  >> Read more

Frozen plasticity theory

This theory suggests a mechanism of the origin of adaptive traits in sexual organisms. The classical Darwinian mechanism of the origin of adaptive traits by natural selection can explain the evolution of such traits only under a very special situation, e.g., in a genetically homogeneous population of asexual organisms. The frozen plasticity theory is much more general: It can also explain the origin and evolution of adaptive traits in a genetically heterogeneous population of sexual organisms. >> Read more

Watch out for Toxo! The Secret Guide to Practical Science.

XI. The tools which Toxoplasma uses to manipulate human behavior

Usually the natural scientist cares not just why something happens, but how it happens. He cares not only whether or not Toxoplasma manipulates human behavior, but about the tools which it employs to do so. So of course, from the very start, we pursued this question. Past studies conducted on animals indicate that the manipulation could occur using the neurotransmitter dopamine. >> Read more

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