Evolutionary biology is a sub-field of biology concerned with the study of the evolutionary processes that have given rise to the diversity of life on Earth. Someone who studies evolutionary biology is known as an evolutionary biologist; evolutionary biologists study the descent of species and the origin of new species. To philosopherKim Sterelny, “the development of evolutionary biology since 1858 is one of the great intellectual achievements of science.
In 1859, Charles Darwin published the great book “On The Origin Of Species” and then evolutionary biology has been born.
Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky (1900,Ukraine-1975,USA) was a prominentgeneticist and evolutionary biologist, and a central figure in the field of evolutionary biology for his work in shaping the unifying modern evolutionary synthesis. He published a major work of the modern evolutionary synthesis, the synthesis of evolutionary biology with genetics, in 1937.
“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”
- Understanding Phylogenetic Trees (sandwalk.blogspot.com)
- Theodosius Dobzhansky vs Marc Kirschner on biology and evolution (reassuringquotes.wordpress.com)
- Third unanswered question about evolution for BBC Focus (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
- BBC documentary: “What Darwin Didn’t Know” (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)