Category talk:Evolution

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I guess I can see a role for this category: it is supposed to include articles about evolution in a general sense, including non-biological evolution (otherwise it would be redundant with Category:Evolutionary biology and I would call call for it's deletion). However, it must be parented! the question is where? --Lexor|Talk 15:39, Jan 8, 2005 (UTC)

I have no idea. Perhaps the history of philosophy project Stirling Newberry 15:42, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Note: The cat will have articles that are critiques of evolution, the diambiguation page should not. Stirling Newberry 15:53, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

One thing I want to avoid (and another reason that this category has been deleted in the past) is people adding articles about biological evolution to this category, they should always use Category:Evolutionary biology (unless it includes substantial information about non-biological aspects), but I'm afraid that people are lazy and will see this category and add them here, and I have to keep moving them, so we should somehow note this fact on the category page (or this page). --Lexor|Talk 15:59, Jan 8, 2005 (UTC)

I've moved Bathybius for that reason. It's interesting for biological evolution, but not evolution as a whole. Some biological evolution articles should be here - top level treatments, and probably Darwin and some others - because these are important to the idea, taken as a whole. But it will probably be necessary from time to time to patrol the category and push articles to Evolutionary biology that get dumped here.

Stirling Newberry 16:04, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Interesting thoughts on categories. I would put systems theory as a sub category of evolution, but I think philosophy of science is an excellent parent category. Stirling Newberry 16:26, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Chicken or the egg?[edit]

Category:Evolution should be a subcat of Category:Evolutionary biology. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 08:15, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Evolution takes place in more fields than just in biology, thus Evolution is parent, I agree as it is (vote ;). Franta Oashi (talk) 02:34, 29 June 2009 (UTC)