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Nature of Science "" Relevance of Evolution
Science Asks Three Basic Questions
Science Works in Specific Ways
Principles
Process
Characteristics
Cultural Context
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Medical Science
Escape of the Pathogens
Huntington's Chorea
Agriculture and Economics
Monoculture and the Irish Potato Famine
Corn and its Untamed Cousins
Refuges of Genetic Variation
Conservation
Species Preservation
Salmon and Trout
Decisions, Decisions!
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Evolution 101

"" History of Evolutionary Thought

Introduction

Patterns
Family Tree
Phylogenies
Tree Building
Classification
Adding Time
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Mechanisms
Descent
Mechanisms of Change
Genetic Variation
Genetic Drift
Natural Selection
Coevolution
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Microevolution
Defining Microevolution
Mechanisms of Microevolution
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Speciation
Defining a Species
Defining Speciation
Causes of Speciation
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Macroevolution
What is Macroevolution?
Patterns in Macroevolution
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Big Issues
Pace of Evolution
Diversity in Clades
Looking at Complexity
Trends in Evolution
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pre-1800s
Comparative Anatomy (Vesalius)
Observation & Natural Theology (Harvey & Paley)
Fossils & Birth of Paleontology (Steno)
Nested Hierarchies (Linnaeus)
Old Earth, Ancient Life (Buffon)
Ecology of Human Populations (Malthus)
1800 - 1900
Extinctions (Cuvier)
Early Concepts of Evolution (Lamarck)
Developmental Similarities (Von Baer)
Biostratigraphy (Smith)
Uniformitarianism (Lyell)
Natural Selection (Darwin & Wallace)
Fossil Hominids, Human Evolution (Huxley & Dubois)
Discrete Genes Are Inherited (Mendel)
Biogeography (Wallace & Wegener)
Early Evolution & Development (Haeckel)
Chromosomes, Mutation, Modern Genetics (Morgan)
1900 - present
Random Mutations, Evolutionary Change (Fisher, Haldane, Wright)
Radiometric Dating (Patterson)
Starting "The Modern Synthesis" (Dobzhansky)
Speciation (Mayr)
DNA (Crick & Watson)
Endosymbiosis (Margulis)
Modern Evolution and Development (Gould)
Genetic Similarities (Wilson, Sarich, Sibley, Ahlquist)
Misconceptions   Evidence
Evolution and How it Works
Origin of Life
Ladder of Progress
Evolution is Random
"Trying" to Adapt
Satisfying "Needs"
Evidence Regarding Evolution
Just a Theory
Theory in Crisis
Gaps in Record
Incomplete Theory
Flawed Theory
Not Science
Biologists Reject
Implications of Evolution
Leads to Immoral Behavior
Supports "Might Makes Right"
Evolution and Religion
Evolution and Religion are Incompatible
Teaching Evolution
Teaching "Both Sides"
Evolution "Is a Religion"
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Fossil Evidence
Transitional Forms
Homologies
Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy
Developmental Biology
Cellular/Molecular Evidence
Distribution in Time and Space
Chronology
Geography
Evidence by Example
Artificial Selection
Ecology
Experiments
Nested Hierarchies
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