Monday, December 04, 2006

Welcome to Biology & Palaeontology Questions and Answers!

This is a new service aimed at school children across the UK to help them get involved and interested in science. Collectively we are a group of professional biologists and biology workers (ecologists, museum curators, science writers and the like) who have got together to answer your questions about biology. Everything that you read here will be provided by real, working scientists who are experts in all aspects of biology. If you look below at our older posts (and back into the archives on the right) you will see some mini-biographies of many of the people who will be answering your questions (such as out latest 'capture', Professor PZ Myers).

Together, we are in a great position to answer your questions about biology, evolution, palaeontology, fossils, conservation and the environment. All you have to is click on the 'comments' button that appears at the bottom of this post (or any of the more recent posts), put in your first name, your age and your question, and then submit it. One of us will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer to your question. We will post up your question and our answer as a new post (like this one) on the main board so it is easy to find!

There is a bit more info about us in our July archives: but for right now you can look at the profiles of our contributers and bloggers below, look through the links or submit a question. We look forward to answering your questions, so give us some to answer!

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At December 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I find more information on the role of adaptation in evolution? Many adaptations are explained away in what seem to be 'just so' stories, when in fact they could just as easily be explained by a phenotype being predominant purely by association at the genome level to some sexually selected trait - and then the organisms in the new population exploit the phenotype in such a way that afterwards it looks like adaptation drove the evolution. It just seems to me that, for example, 'Longer fingers for tree climbing' is hardly the kind of thing that would affect reproductive success - which HAS TO happen for a change in a population's genome. My 'gut feeling' is that evolution just randomly speciates, with crazy variety, and THEN niches are exploited; then in retrospect paleontologists infer reproductive success for adaptations -when in reality nothing of the sort happened.
so where can i go to validate/debunk this gut feeling? who is doing work to test the mechanisms of adaptation and selection and writing books for the layperson? is convergent evolution 'proof' of the selective power of adaptation, or just statistical certitudes given enough time, in a pretty much random process exploring all morphological spaces?

 
At December 08, 2006, Anonymous Paul said...

Hi,

My dad is having trouble totally accepting evolution. He brings up complex chemical reactions such as the Kreb Cycle and how half a Kreb cycle would be useless. I've tried to explain that for things to evolve, each intermediate step must be useful. I've managed to convince him of the eye but microbiology still stymies my attempts to get him to completely accept evolution. Any suggestions?

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