Entries in charles darwin (5)
Today as part of our evolution week, Into the Wild is going to be looking at those scientists that were instrumental in the formation of the modern theory of evolution. Without a doubt the discoveries and musings of these individuals changed the face of modern science forever and dramatically transformed how we look at the natural world.
We’re taking a look at evolution this week on Into the Wild. It is a complex concept which unifies multiple areas of biology and stands as the most convincing opposition to the idea of creationism. Everyone is familiar with Darwin and the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’. But what exactly is evolution and why is it so important?
This week Into the Wild is tracing the Equator around the world highlighting the best sites, amazing wildlife and a taste of the cultures and festivities which all flourish along this imaginary line. Today we’re following the Equator across South America. We’ll be stopping off in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Columbia and Brazil which all straddle the latitude of zero degrees.
Named due to its position directly above the equator, Ecuador is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Despite being the second smallest country in South America, Ecuador is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries in the world, boasting a large proportion of endemic species.