- The theory of evolution of species and what Islam and the Quran teach, how can they be reconciled?
- In Upper Egypt, people are more isolated then those in the Nile Delta area. What effect, if any, does this have on them?
- Taking plant species from such remote islands and reintroducing them elsewhere would be an interesting idea.
- Breeding, of animals, taken from elsewhere can be interesting.
- 'Specialization' of humans when isolated.
- Specialization of coexisting humans.
- How and why do populations diverge despite being in the same geographic location?
- Galápagos Islands are volcanic islands
- Location: Isolated in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km west of Ecuador and 750 km from the island of Cocos, which is itself 500 km from Central America.
- Description: At more than 500 m above sea level the vegetation is open grassland. Below this is a humid zone of forest that grades into a coastal strip of desert vegetation with some endemic species of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia).
- Darwin's finches: Fourteen species of finch are found on the islands.
- Microsatellite: The evolutionary relationships amongst them have been traced by molecular techniques
- The 14 distinct species of finches differ in shape and feeding habits.
- Isolation of individual islands within the archipelago has led to the evolution of a series of species each matching its own environment.
|Small ground finch (Geospiza fuliginosa)|
- How do populations specialize despite not being geographically separated?
- What islands, other than land surrounded by water, exist? (Oases?)
- Let's explore the interesting subject of rare and specialized species in isolated islands and the process by which they evolve!