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Evolution Primer

Sunday, August 1, 2010 , Posted by ebizar at 3:20 AM

Isn’t evolution just a theory? Learn the difference between the scientific and everyday use of key vocabulary words.

Who was Charles Darwin? Discover how Darwin’s curiosity, his passion for natural history, his voyage on the Beagle, and his use of the scientific process led to the publication of his groundbreaking book.

How do we know evolution happens? See how different lines of evidence contribute to our picture of evolution. Learn about the fossil evidence for whales’ land-dwelling ancestors.

How does evolution really work? Travel to Ecuador to see how the process of natural selection operates in populations of rain-forest hummingbirds.

Did humans evolve? Examine the fossil and molecular evidence that supports the evolution of humans from earlier primate ancestors.

Why does evolution matter now? Learn how tuberculosis is transmitted and why the evolution of multi-drug resistant strains of TB in Russia affects us all.

Why is evolution controversial anyway? Consider different points of view, as scientists, religious leaders, and college students share their opinions about evolution, science, and religious faith.

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