"Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time."
- University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education.
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Paleoanthropology, Evolution and Human Origins
"...is an interactive documentary experience that tells the story of our origins. Journey through four million years of human evolution with your guide, Donald Johanson."
From the Institute of Human Origins
"This site is dedicated to the moment on February 1953, when Jim Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helical structure of DNA - and to the scientists who breathed life into that structure."
Sections include: Timeline ; Code ; Manipulation ; Genome ; Applications [Human Evolution] ; Chronicle.
- The Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The eSkeletons Project
"The e-Skeletons Project website enables you to view the bones of a human, chimpanzee, and baboon and gather information about them from our osteology database... This site provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy. This includes: high-quality images of bones - labels of all muscles, articulations, and morphological features - high-resolution 3-D renderings of the skeletal elements in both animation (Quicktime) and interactive virtual reality (VRML) format."
Created at the University of Texas at Austin
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
"The main objective of ENSI is to improve the teaching of evolution in High School Biology courses by encouraging teachers to teach evolutionary thinking in the context of a more complete understanding of modern scientific thinking (see Nickels et al article on this site)."
Lesson plans include: Nature of Science Lessons ; Evolution Lessons ; Origin of Life Lessons.
Human Origin Program: In Search of What Makes Us Human
"...to furthering scientific knowledge about the evolutionary origin of human beings, including our species' relationship and interactions with the natural world. Our ongoing fieldwork and new projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe investigate clues and accumulate precise data about early human adaptation, evolution, and environmental change."
- Smithsonian Institution
A Center for the Advanced Study of Ape and Human Evolution
"The Living Links Center specializes in comparisons of the social life, ecology, cognition, neurology, and molecular genetics of apes and humans. Established in 1997 at the nation's oldest and largest primate center, our institute conducts all of its work with noninvasive techniques that we would not hesitate to apply to human volunteers. Our goals are 1) to reconstruct human evolution, 2) pinpoint the differences and similarities between humans and apes, and 3) educate the public about apes, and promote their well-being and conservation."
Sections of this impressive site includes: Time ; Plants ; Images ; People ; Places ; Topics ; Objects ; Animals.
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Bibliography of Genetic Variation in Natural Populations
"This bibliography of over 40,000 references has been accumulated over the last 25 years. The primary focus is the study of genetic variation in natural populations of animals, plants, and microbes. The secondary focus has been conservation, with an emphasis on the application of genetic principles to conservation. Nevertheless, this is a somewhat eclectic collection of titles that reflects my sometimes wandering interests and teaching responsibilities over the years (evolution, human genetics, etc.)...There is a taxonomic bias in this bibliography towards fish, especially salmon, trout, and their kin. There has been no effort to exclude papers dealing with the genetics and conservation of other taxa, but there has been an effort to include more papers on the general biology and natural history of salmonid fishes."
By Fred Allendorf, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
The Talk.Origins Archive
Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy
"Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology... This archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in talk.origins at one time or another. The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) and frequently rebutted assertions that appear in talk.origins."
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