Posts Tagged Natural history

Belated Darwin Day greetings…

Darwin Day is observed on February 12th to commemorate the life and work of Charles Darwin, read more about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Day And at these other links: https://darwinday.org/ http://Six facts about the evolution debate https://www.allaboutscience.org/darwin-day.htm Advertisements

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We Are Now Living in a New Geologic Age, Experts Say…

Intro:  We are all in the midst of a new geological age, experts say. This age, dubbed the Meghalayan, began 4,250 years ago when what was probably a planetwide drought struck Earth, according to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)… Read three article here: https://www.livescience.com/63103-meghalayan-age-within-holocene-named.html

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Natural History: Alfred Wegener ~ Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift…

The following video presents an overview of the theory of plate tectonics and continental drift with a history of Alfred Wegener’s work…

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Natural History: Wallace and Darwin…

The following video presents a brief history on the work and eventual discoveries by naturalists Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin which led to the eventual theory of natural selection…

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In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters…

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world…  Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-defense-of-biodiversity-why-protecting-species-from-extinction-matters

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‘The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists Club’… Shared from WordPress… 

The Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists Club – 125 Years… – http://wp.me/p2UCVg-10J

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‘FMD’ blog history… “Book: The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex”… 

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
In 1871, Charles Darwin first published this volume on evolutionary theory, “Descent of man and selection in relation to sex”. This work was published after his contradictory 1859 “Origin of species”, since it opposed the biblical Genesis design. This first volume of “The Descent of Man”, focuses on the…

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Scientists Seek to Update Evolution… 

Recent discoveries have led some researchers to argue that the modern evolutionary synthesis needs to be amended…  Read this article here at quantamagazine.org: Scientists Seek to Update Evolution

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The ‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #2…

Welcome to the ‘FMD’ Digest for June 26th to July 8th, 2016… Climate Change and the Environment The issue of climate change has become ordinary daily news and to make it even more mundane, most media reports are quite conflicting and the average reader can in no way differentiate between accurate reporting or sensationalism. On […]

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The Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists Club – 125 Years…

The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists (founded in 1891) have devoted the past 125 years to the study and exploration of Trinidad and Tobago’s natural heritage. Today the Club is still dedicating its knowledge and expertise to the field, welcoming the nature lover, student, scientist, or just the enormously curious to its many activities year […]

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Fossils of first plant-eating marine reptile found…

A bizarre crocodile-sized ’hammerhead’ creature, that lived 242 million years ago in what today is southern China may have been the earliest known example of a plant-eating marine reptile… the reptile is called ‘Atopodentatus unicus,’ Latin for “unique strangely toothed… Source thehindu.com: Fossils of first plant-eating marine reptile found  

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Timeline of natural history…

Source Wikipedia: “This timeline of natural history summarizes significant geological and biological events from the formation of the Earth to the rise of modern humans. Times are listed in millions of years, or megaanni (Ma).” See the full article here: Timeline of natural history…

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Easter Island not destroyed by war, analysis of ‘spear points’ shows (from Science Daily)…

Analysis of artifacts found on the shores of Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) originally thought to be used as spear points reveal that these objects were likely general purpose tools instead, providing evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient civilization was destroyed by warfare. Source: Easter Island not destroyed by war, analysis […]

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Geological Time: The Paleozoic Era…

The Paleozoic Era, which ran from about 542 million years to 251 million years ago, encompassed much geomorphological and biological diversity change. The era is divided into six periods, the Cambrian, the Ordovician, the Silurian, the Devonian, the Carboniferous and the Permian. The following internet resources highlight information on this geological era: The Paleozoic Era (Wikipedia)… […]

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Biosafety in Trinidad and Tobago…

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Biosafety… What is biosafety… Biological safety also commonly called biosafety refers to a number of precautions and mechanisms employed to protect the health of people as well as the natural environment from the negative effects of contact with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and living modified organisms (LMOs). These precautions are usually […]

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Darwin Day…

Another ‘Darwin Day’ has come and gone… Darwin Day commemorates the birth of famed naturalist Charles Darwin (12 February 1809), it recognizes his contribution to evolutionary science and the promotion of general scientific knowledge. The following websites expound on Darwin and Darwin Day: International Darwin Day… Darwin Day – When is it?… Darwin Day (Wikipedia) About […]

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Easter Island mystery: Why did the native culture die out?…

Summary: “Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline. However, the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community. Was environmental degradation the cause, or could a political revolution or an epidemic of disease be to blame? A collaborative […]

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The last railway in the West Indies…

“Christopher Columbus discovered the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1493, during an exploration to the New World. Some say he chose to simply name it after his likeness… others maintain that he thought it resembled the shape of St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, carrying the Christ child on his shoulder… however […]

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