Study Guide

Special Topics in Evolution Topics

The Origin of Life

All living creatures are composed of organic matter ("organic" in the sense that it is made of...

Life Marches On

If you're like us at Shmoop, you don't consider sacs of self-replicating chemicals as "life." We...

Macroevolution

When people talk about evolution, they are referring to major changes above the species level,...

Molecular Evolution

While macroevolution dominated evolutionary biology research for 100 years after Darwin's The...

Test Your Knowledge!

1. Which of the following is NOT a potential precursor to RNA?  (A) DNA(B) PNA(C)...

Common Mistakes

A lot of people think we don't have any idea how life on Earth originated. It seems really likely...

Made From Trees

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