Most naturalists turn up their noses at cities, regarding them as anti-natureâsterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of Darwin Comes to Town, takes the opposite view: Urban environments are in fact âpowerhouses of evolution,â where animals as diverse as blackbirds and bobcats are adapting to their new surroundings, with startling results.
Speaking from his home in Leiden, Netherlands, Schilthuizen explains why mosquitoes on the Piccadilly Line in Londonâs Underground are genetically different from those on the Bakerloo Line; why cities accelerate evolution in ways Darwin could not have imagined; and why sex in the city is helping urban blackbirds evolve into a new species. [Find out how coyotes have found a way to thrive.]...
Yeah...but as far as I know, wolves aren't evolving into flying wolves, there's no macro-evolution taking place, I've seen wolves in my area and they look really hungry, it's called being malnourished, in a case such as that, a wolf has two options: Go into the city and try to find food. Or stay in the wildlife and starve to death.
But I do feel bad for the homeless folks, they have to worry about not getting eaten, it's truly sad.
From article: ""Schilthuizen explains why mosquitoes on the Piccadilly Line in Londonâs Underground are genetically different from those on the Bakerloo Line; why cities accelerate evolution in ways Darwin could not have imagined;""
Animals as well as humans adapt to their surroundings and new environments. That is not evolution.
Dictionary: "Evolution" - change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift."
In the previous town where I resided(which is my hometown) I am co-owner along with my brother of our parents house. And the lady who resides across the street from the house I co-own posted a picture on her Facebook page of a mother Fox standing on the property of the house I co-own.
They mention mixing with other species, how is breeding with another mosquito evolution? At the end of the day, all you will ever have is another mosquito, genetically stronger or weaker, but not as a result of Darvins evolution.
They need to show proof that a mosquito has potential to evolve into something other than another mosquito.