Welcome! This is Evolution and Us

Josh Mortensen
Jan 13 · 7 min read

Why Evolution?

Evolution is a fascinating subject to study, question, and discuss. As a field of inquiry it intersects most every scientific discipline— from biology and gene theory to psychology and sociology; from geology and geography to paleontology and anthropology; and from ecology and environmentalism to astrophysics.

Why Evolution and Us?

If you’re looking for absolute answers about the self, the Universe, or the meaning of everything there are plenty of people willing to provide those answers. The problem is that their answers often lack convincing substance or, said another way, they lack substantial evidence (or lasting results). The people providing these answers often do so at the behest of their own agendas, even if they are unaware of them.

The Science of it All

Everything we know about evolution comes from the scientific study of specific questions related to biology, psychology, anthropology, paleontology, geology, or other related fields. Many questions still abound, but the results flowing from the body of scientific research is both convincing and exhilarating.

Scientific Theory

I know that evolutionary apologists have defended the term “scientific theory” at nausea. But, just so we don’t get confused — A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not “guesses” but reliable accounts of the real world.

Parting Thoughts

I truly want Evolution and Us to help you gain an understanding of the principles of evolution and an appreciation of how these principles can affect your life.

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Potential Article Topics

Below are some topics I’m considering for future articles. Please highlight any of them that you would like to read. I will focus on the ideas that get the most highlights.

  1. Evolution and Homosexuality
  2. Evolution and Homo sapiens Ascent via Technology
  3. Evolution and Morality
  4. Evolution and the Downplaying of Darwin

Evolution and Us

Exploring the Human Experience Through the Lens of Evolution

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Exploring the Human Experience through the lens of Evolution @ www.evolutionandus.com

Evolution and Us

Exploring the Human Experience Through the Lens of Evolution