Charles Darwin - the father of evolution.

Evolution Fun Facts

Do you know who the earliest ancestor of the human family is? Unlock some of the mystery of Evolution through these ten interesting, science fun facts. Learn and educate yourself.

How do we determine the age of fossils and the rocks? Read here some interesting facts about Evolution and its theories, and you will enrich yourself on how humans originated on this planet.

Evolution Fun Facts

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The book “Origin of Series,” written by Charles Darwin, is the basis for studying the history of the evolution of species on Earth.
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Archaeopteryx is a fossil bird that was discovered in 1861 in Germany but had features of reptiles as well proving the one species originated from another.
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Aves, commonly known as Birds, originated from reptiles. However, the evolution is estimated to have started from the dinosaurs of the Jurassic period around 150 million years ago.
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Life on Earth is estimated to have first originated in oceans billions of years ago when Earth was probably filled with only oceans with minimum traces of land.
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Radiometric dating involves looking at two samples of isotopes and comparing their proportions to determine the age of a rock.
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The earliest ancestors of the human family are said to be Ardipithecus ramidus who are estimated to have lived on Earth about 4.4 million years ago.
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Speciation is the term used to describe the evolution of one species from another, i.e. formation of new species with distinct characteristics while inheriting some characteristic of the old species.
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The fundamental laws of inheritance were described by Gregor Mendel post his study of pea plants. He gave three laws that are today the basis of the study of inheritance.
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Sedimentary rocks are the places where the fossils are found to be mostly preserved. These rocks are found on ocean beds, lakes, and rivers.
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In his book, “The Origin of Species,” Charles Darwin had explained that evolution is slow but a gradual and continuous process.

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