Evolution

Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins.

See also Science.

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes
Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
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The Gene: An Intimate History
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
The Elephant in the Brain
The Ends of the World: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apocalypses
The Selfish Gene
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Origin of Species
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Why Evolution Is True
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

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Ursula K. Le Guin
The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!' 'Yes, and the strongest, in the existence of any social species, are those who are most social. In human terms, most ethical...There is no strength to be gained from hurting one another. Only weakness.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
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