News tagged with evolutionary perspective

Evolutionary reasons for believing in luck

How far will you go to avoid bad luck? Do you avoid walking under ladders, carry lucky charms, or perhaps instead perform special rituals before important meetings or sporting events?

Jun 07, 2011
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Medical students may soon be tested on evolution

What does evolution - a field that often deals with changes over many generations - have to do with preventing and treating disease in our lifetime? A lot, some scientists say. If recent recommendations are ...

Jan 26, 2010
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Article Traces History of Darwinian Medicine

(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite being a founding principle of modern biology for 150 years, evolutionary theory has played a limited role in the field of medicine. Only in the last 20 years has Darwinian medicine emerged as a discipline ...

Dec 10, 2009
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