Evolution For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2011 - Science - 362 pages
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Today, most colleges and universities offer evolutionary study as part of their biology curriculums. Evolution For Dummies will track a class in which evolution is taught and give an objective scientific view of the subject. This balanced guide explores the history and future of evolution, explaining the concepts and science behind it, offering case studies that support it, and comparing evolution with rival theories of creation, such as intelligent design. It also will identify the signs of evolution in the world around us and explain how this theory affects our everyday lives and the future to come.
 

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Evolution Derives From Gravity, in Hebrew and in plain English, not in academEnglish verbiage
אבולוציה היא תולדת כח המשיכה
כל כמות החומר ביקום קבועה מאז החל היקום להשתחזר בפעם האחרונה, מאז ה"אחדיות"האחרונה שלו, מאז גרעין הלידה האחרון של היקום טרום המפץ הגדול האחרון.
כל תחומי המדע ("דיסציפלינות") נובעים מן, מתחילים ונגמרים, מתפתחים ונמשכים בהכוונת ובמסגרת כח המשיכה. הכל בכל מכל כל ביקום הוא עקב כח המשיכה.
כל תצורת חומר ביקום קיימת, בגלל וכמו היקום עצמו, בשני מצבים: במצב אינרטי כגון החומר (כנראה הגרוויטונים, החלקיקים היסודיים של היקום) המאוחסן בחורים השחורים ו/או במצב אנרגטי, בתנועה,המסוגל לכן לבצע עבודה. בגלל שניות זו של חומר-אנרגיה קבועה ביקום גם כל כמות האנרגיה.
מאז המפץ הגדול האחרון מתחולל בכל תצורות החומר ביקום אותו תהליך החוזר ונשנה אשר מתחולל במכלול היקום עצמו : לידה-התפתחות-הישרדות-שיחזור עצמי . על מנת לשרוד ולעבור את כל התהליך חייבת כל תצורת חומר להישמר במתכונת אנרגטית. היות וכמות החומר/אנרגיה ביקום קבועה מתחרות ביניהן כל תצורות החומר על השגת חומר/אנרגיה כי כל תצורת חומר שורדת, פעילה, רק אם הצליחה "לבלוע" אנרגיה. אם אינה "מצליחה" להשיג אנרגיה היא נבלעת ע"י תצורת חומר אחרת ומשמשת לה אנרגיה. אכול או היאכל.
Evolution Derives From Gravity
The quantity of mass in the universe is constant since the universe started its last self-replication, since its last singularity, its last pre-big bang re-birth conception.
All Science Disciplines derive from, start and end, evolve and survive in the direction and manner set by the framework of gravity, the monotheism of the universe. All things, everything in the universe, derive from the gravity of the universe. Every mass format exists, like the universe itself, in one of two states: in an inert state like the material (most probably the gravitons, the elementary particles of the universe) stored in black holes, and in an energetic state, in motion therefore capable of performing work. Due to this mass-energy dualism also the quantity of energy in the universe is constant.
Since the last big-bang all mass formats undergo the same cyclic sequence like the universe itself i.e. conception/singularity, birth /big bang – evolution/survival/inflation/expansion/re-congregating in black holes – replication/repeat singularity etc., over again. In order to survive and to repeat this sequence every mass format must remain in an energetic state. And since the universe mass/energy quantity is constant there is a melee for it by all mass formats, and the unfortunate formats are swallowed and digested by the fortunate mass formats.
It’s indeed, in fact, an eat or be eaten universe…
Dov Henis (comments from 22nd century)
http://universe-life.com/
 

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For once in my life, science is actually interesting and not boring. Greg Krukonis writes this book as if he understands not knowing about evolution and thinking it wasn't interesting.

Contents

Introduction
1
What Evolution Is and Why You Need to Know
9
The Science Past and Present of Evolution
23
Getting into Your Genes Very Basic Genetics
39
How Evolution Works
57
Natural Selection and Adaptations in Action
73
Random Evolution and Genetic Drift
85
Quantitative Genetics When Many Genes Act at Once
99
Evolution and Sex
183
Coevolution The Evolution of Interacting Species
205
EvoDevo The Evolution of Development
219
Molecular Evolution
233
Evolution and Your World
249
The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance
269
HIV The Origin and Evolution of a Virus
283
Influenza One Flu Two Flu Your Flu Bird Flu
297

Species and Speciation
111
Phylogenetics Reconstructing the Tree of Life
125
A How To Guide
134
What Evolution Does
145
Units of Selection and the Evolution of Social Behavior
167
Ten Fascinating Fossil Finds
317
Ten Amazing Adaptations
327
Ten Arguments against Evolution and Why Theyre Wrong
335
Index
345
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Dr. Greg Krukonis: Greg Kukonis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanford University. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of biology at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Tracy Barr: Tracy Barr is a professional writer and editor who has authored or co-authored several other books for Wiley, including Adoption For Dummies, Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies, Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies, and Latin For Dummies. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four children.

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