This web-site intends to bring together all the latest thinking on matters of evolution.
Several new interpretations of evolutionary processes are introduced.
I suggest new frameworks for evolutionary pathways with the intention of resolving
the many areas of confusion in the present day understanding of evolution.
Much of the content is derived from more than ten years of researching relevant information
on the Internet.
Andrew D. Mackay
Mechanisms of Evolution
Incremental stages of adaptation. Profound and rapid change evolution - reversion.
Evolutionary stasis - staying the same. Trimming and vestigial-ism.
Lemurs, Monkeys and Apes
Just an arbitrary grouping of tree-dwelling mammals? Similarities are due to evolutionary
convergence. The ‘primatisation’ of ground dwelling animals. The hunting dog to ape
The intermediates between apes and humans. From African rainforests to savannah ecosystems.
The reasons for bi-pedalism in humans. Gesturing and speech development.
From a Reptile to a Bird to a Platypus?
The evolution of flight - the various stages. A small bipedal dinosaur as a candidate
for bird evolution. Gliding and soaring. Increased metabolic rate - endothermy and
heat conservation for colder climates. The biology of monotremes; the features they
share with birds and the features they share with mammals.