Erin Brodwin Analysis

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Explaining Evolution Evolution has always been a relevant topic, whether being explained in learning environments or thoroughly investigated by scientists, why is it so important? Evolution tells the story of how humans, as well as other species, came to be. The articles “12 Examples of Evolution Today” by Erin Brodwin and “A Possible Break in One of Evolution’s Biggest Mysteries” by Peter Brannen are both compelling with the information they provide, and contain insights into the world of evolution. Brannen’s article is specifically focused on the whale and studying the barnacles on their bodies to gain more knowledge on the story of their evolution, whereas Brodwin’s article is broader and shares information on different species that evolved …show more content…
Brodwin presents short summaries of different species (such as the coy-wolf and how humans have driven coyotes east and the wolves north, where they bred to create a top predator) and how they are changing in today’s world. She does not provide adequate information in all the factors that could have affected these animals and their evolution. The article does not include any outside quotes to further a reader’s understanding of each different species adaptations. Brannen, on the other hand, delves into studies being done on the whale and how scientists attempting to learn more about them and their mysterious pasts and includes multiple quotations from the scientists to strengthen the credibility of his article and provide outside sources to back up his own words. Another difference is how Brodwin focuses specifically on how humans have shaped a lot of different evolutions, and she expresses this in the article’s …show more content…
“A Possible Break in One of Evolution’s Biggest Mysteries” by Peter Brannen is a sublime piece of writing and he does very well at expressing how whale evolution is seen today and the lengths that scientists are going to improve their understanding. While “12 Examples of Evolution Happening Today” is an enjoyable read and a good beginning to show the different kinds of adaptations and evolution changes that are happening to various species, it does not completely explain each example and does not include outside sources or citations for the data used. Brannen’s article is exceedingly more comprehensive in the topic of whale evolution, and is altogether a more authentic article than Brodwin’s

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