Evolution Primer

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Is not evolution just a theory? Know the difference between scientific and everyday use of key vocabulary words.

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

How do we know that evolution happens? See how different lines of evidence contribute to our picture of evolution. Learning about the whale fossil evidence of ‘land-dwelling ancestors.

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

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

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

Why is it controversial evolution anyway? Consider different points of view, as scientists, religious leaders, university students and to share their views on evolution, science and religious faith.

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