These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.

This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.

The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.

While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.

People who have a general interest in science are likely to dismiss evolution as a soft science after absorbing the pop science nonsense that abounds.

The impression of it being a soft science is reinforced when biologists in unrelated fields speculate publicly about evolution.

—Established by Cowboy Bob Sorensen I have a theory, which is mine. Some information was stored in my mental filing cabinet over the years, and I was pondered the efficacy of writing a detailed essay or even a book.

The subject was the relationship between evolutionism and New Age religions, science history, Hinduism, paganism, and the like.

Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.

From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.

Like everyone else, they were descended from Noah, who built and managed the Ark, and from a people who developed an advanced civilization around the Tower of Babel.

The Aborigines of Australia lost some of their technological know-how—it can happen in a generation if parents do not pass it on to their children.

An evolutionary view of human origins underlies the World Heritage listing of the Lake Mungo site.