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<p>Answering three questions can help reveal how the “inheritance of acquired characteristic” fits into modern evolutionary theory. </p>
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Can Darwinian Evolution Explain Lamarckism?

Answering three questions can help reveal how the “inheritance of acquired characteristic” fits into modern evolutionary theory.

<p>The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.</p>
Q&A

A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA

The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.

<p>How to calculate when a gene’s rate of evolution will slow to a crawl.</p>
insights puzzle

Solution: ‘A Ticking Evolutionary Clock’

How to calculate when a gene’s rate of evolution will slow to a crawl.

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How quickly will a gene’s rate of evolution slow to a crawl?</span></p>
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A Ticking Evolutionary Clock

How quickly will a gene’s rate of evolution slow to a crawl?

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Examine evolution over the course of years or centuries, and you’ll find that it progresses much more quickly than it does over geologic time. </span></p>
evolution

Evolution Runs Faster on Short Timescales

Examine evolution over the course of years or centuries, and you’ll find that it progresses much more quickly than it does over geologic time.

<p>The ancient creatures who first crawled onto land may have been lured by the informational benefit that comes from seeing through air.</p>
evolution

Why Did Life Move to Land? For the View

The ancient creatures who first crawled onto land may have been lured by the informational benefit that comes from seeing through air.

<p>Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this apparent complexity is all a consequence of thermodynamics.</p>
information theory

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this apparent complexity is all a consequence of thermodynamics.

<p>Life might have originated in droplets that behave surprisingly like living cells.</p>
Abstractions blog

Droplets That ‘Come to Life’

Life might have originated in droplets that behave surprisingly like living cells.

<p>Researchers have discovered that simple “chemically active” droplets grow to the size of cells and spontaneously divide, suggesting they might have evolved into the first living cells.</p>
biophysics

Dividing Droplets Could Explain Life’s Origin

Researchers have discovered that simple “chemically active” droplets grow to the size of cells and spontaneously divide, suggesting they might have evolved into the first living cells.