Also used to describe the process of genetic change within a population, as influenced by natural selection.
adaptive landscape: A graph of the average fitness of a population in relation to the frequencies of genotypes in it.
Each was concluded from a range of experiments and observations made across multiple disciplines of science, including astronomy, geology, biology, palaeontology, chemistry, geomorphology and physics.
adaptation: Any heritable characteristic of an organism that improves its ability to survive and reproduce in its environment.
Geological processes have helped to create many iconic features on Earth.
Processes, such as plate tectonics, are what shapes the face of the Earth.
Considering that our best estimates for the age of the universe are only accurate to within 20 million years or so (0.1% relative error), a few dozen millennia here and there doesn’t make any difference.
There are two ways to get clocks to disagree: the twin paradox and gravitational time dilation.