Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Evolution: My research thoughts

1. Does evolution proves life in an organism? Do the so far considered non-living things undergo evolution and can they therefore be considered living? Is it that we don't know that they are living though they may be? Otherwise how can they undergo evolution? For example: Sand particles can undergo evolution. How can a non-living particle evolve? Religious books of Hinduism and Sikhism have considered stone and mountain as living. Is it true because they evolve.  

2. What about the place of "luck" in evolution? Is it that the luck makes sometimes the weaker ones survive? What if an emotionally strong man is born blind and an emotionally weak man is born healthy? Luck can also be otherwise. Luck can explain many things. In creatures as well the contribution of luck in survival cannot be denied. It can be by mere chance and luck that you survive and the competitor eradicates. 

3. Intervening elements or happenings: In the competition for existence the species that succeed to exist and reproduce can be those which have been supported by other intervening elements or happenings or species. For example: A and B are competing for existence. A and B are almost equally efficient candidates to survive. A gets supported by C (C can be an element or species) and wins the race. How does Darwin explain this? 

4. What is the difference between a chemical reaction and evolution? When a chemical reaction takes place an entity (specie) reacts with another entity (living or non-living) to adjust or adapt or develop or merely change. When evolution takes place an entity gets converted to another more developed one but this would have been possible because of some chemical reaction with another entity. 

The bacteria that enter in human body and the viruses that enter in the body are they the main elements that cause change in human beings? Are they the main reasons behind evolution? Evolution takes place when two react with each other. Thus, when human beings react with other living beings physiologically does it return in evolution of both. We can say that bacteria evolve when they react with humans. But do humans also evolve when they react with bacteria?

Written by Ekta K. Kalra