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EVOLUTION & THE NATURE OF SCIENCE
Added March 2010

Your Inner Fish - PowerPoint slides from Neil Shubin's book - freely downloadable for classroom use. Tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back hundreds of millions of years, using fossils and DNA. Click here for the list of slides described and link to source.

Update for Ensatina spp. in Step in Speciation: Confirmation of hypothesized relationships from DNA analyses and other studies (see "Ensatina Update" in the Step in Speciation lesson).

Evolution effectively explained in two minutes - streaming video winners from Discover magazine contest http://discovermagazine.com/contests/evolution-in-two-minutes-or-less/
Intro by PZ Myers (judge for the contest)
Winner: Evolution: The Song by Scot Hatfield & Brianna Christoffersen of Bullard HS, Fresno, CA
#2: Evolution in 120 Seconds: by Stephen Anderson of Texas
#3: Where do We come from?: Mattie Tse, Tony Cheng, and Stella Chung of NY City
#4: It's...Evolution - by Benjamin from Arizona

Evolution Mosaic of Human Origins
Timeline showing when various parts of our modern anatomy first emerged over past 5 million years
Also, pull-down panels for more details. http://elearn.mtsac.edu/elawlor/mosaic/
by Elizabeth J. Lawlor, Prof of Anthropology at Mt. San Antonio College

Ten Myths about Darwin: Excellent article freely printable from the UC Journal Caliber (October 2009) by Kevin Padian http://caliber.ucpress.net/doi/full/10.1525/bio.2009.59.9.10?cookieSet=1

Pseudoscience Resources: A selected list of resources for examining many popular pseudoscience myths, compiled by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi. Freely available for non-commercial educational use. Topics include Astrology, UFOs as alien spaceships, crop circles, and astronomical aspects of creationism and 'intelligent design." Click here for total contents, sample of Astrology resources, and link to site.

Special Evolution Issue of The American Biology Teacher for February, 2010 - Comments added for several articles and teaching ideas.