Is beauty a criterion of truth?

The debate about the perception of beauty by non-human animals has no simple answer. This article analyses the relationship between natural selection and aesthetic criteria.

Drosophila subobscura

How do organisms adapt to climate change?

Documentary text on how chromosomal inversions in natural populations of the species Drosophila subobscura are good indicators of climate change and can help us to study how organisms adapt to it.


The naturalist who got ahead of Darwin

A slow yet extremely reflexive writer We have to recognise it: without Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), Darwin may have never published The Origin of Species. Retired in his house in Down, near London, Darwin puzzled over the problem of the formation of species since he came


Natural Selection of Cultural Selection

[caption id="attachment_1705" align="alignleft" width="200"] © J. Wagensberg[/caption] Some ideas are born and germinate in the mind but remain there, under contemplation, never making it out into the world to be tested. A few days ago, in a technology museum, I stood in front of an exhibit