Evolution Primers

Evolution Primer #1: Isn’t Evolution Just a Theory?

Uploaded on Apr 13, 2007
Learn the difference between the scientific and everyday use of key vocabulary words.

Evolution Primer #2: Who Was Charles Darwin?

Published on Feb 18, 2015
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.

Evolution Primer #3: How Do We Know Evolution Happens?

Published on Feb 28, 2015
See how different lines of evidence contribute to our picture of evolution. Learn about the fossil evidence for whales’ land-dwelling ancestors.

Evolution Primer #4: How Does Evolution Really Work?

Published on Feb 28, 2015
Travel to Ecuador to see how the process of natural selection operates in populations of rainforest hummingbirds.

Evolution Primer #5 Did Humans Evolve?

Published on Feb 28, 2015
Examine the fossil and molecular evidence that supports the evolution of humans from earlier primate ancestors.

Evolution Primer #6: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?

Published on Feb 28, 2015
Learn how tuberculosis is transmitted and why the evolution of multi-drug resistant strains of TB in Russia affects us all.

Evolution Primer #7: Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?

Uploaded on Apr 14, 2007
Consider different points of view, as scientists, religious leaders, and college students share their opinions about evolution, science, and religious faith.