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Richard Dawkins - Waking up in the Universe - 1991 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture:


National Geographic Channel's
NAKED SCIENCE: Was Darwin Wrong?

Is Darwin's theory of evolution right or wrong? It is a question that continues to divide some U.S. communities today. The battle to explain the very nature of our existence has raged since Darwin's groundbreaking research almost 150 years ago. Now, Naked Science puts Darwin's theory to the test by investigating his claims one by one.


http://channel. nationalgeographic. com/series/naked-science/2898/Overview

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Lenski Affair:
RationalWiki - "Lenski affair"

Live Evolution Witnessed In Controlled Environment Of Microbial Predator And Prey
Science Daily - "Time In A Bottle: Scientists Watch Evolution Unfold"

Richard Dawkins at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2009:

Sex and Evolution:

Facts of Evolution / Natural Selection

"Ardi's Secret: Did Early Humans Start Walking for Sex?"

More videos on Evolution:

The Genius of Charles Darwin:



Evolution is REAL Science:

Transitional Fossils:

How Evolution Works:

Evolution Proven Beyond Reasonable Doubt:

The Evolution of Venom:

Evolution in the classroom:

"Facts of Evolution / Natural Selection"

"When Evolution Is Not So Slow And Gradual"

The Darwin Debate
Richard Dawkins interviews Richard Leakey

More on evidence for Evolution:

Alice in Evolution Land


"The Red Queen"

Sexual Selection & The Power of Parasites

12 Elegant Examples of Evolution

DR. TATIANA'S SEX ADVICE TO ALL CREATION: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex

BBC Documentary: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life:

Stephen Jay Gould: Darwin's Revolution in Thought:

Greatest Discoveries: Origins and evolution

Richard Dawkins - The Purpose of Purpose:

Human Evolution - Discovering Ardipithecus:
Every Human being has one common question, where did we come from? Where do we come from, it's a profound human question. From the beginning we human beings seem so different from the animal world. Then came Darwin, he concluded that human beings like all living creatures evolved from natural selection. But he didn't have the human fossils to support his ideas. Now from a remote African desert, buried for more then four million years comes the fossil evidence that Darwin could have only imagined. "ARDIPITHECUS"

'Why Evolution Is True' by Jerry Coyne, AAI 2009:

'There is grandeur in this view of life' by Richard Dawkins, AAI 2009:

Richard Dawkins Speaking at Duke University, Oct 3, 2010:

Abbie Smith talks about viruses, evolution, and vaccines:

"Darwin the Abolitionist"
"A Few Questions on Evolution" by Steven Novella

"29+ Evidences for Macroevolution Part 1: The Unique Universal Phylogenetic Tree" by Douglas Theobald, Ph.D.
"29+ Evidences for Macroevolution Part 2: Past History" by Douglas Theobald, Ph.D.
New Scientist - "Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions" by Michael Le Page
Science Daily - "Evolution Can Occur In Less Than 10 Years, Guppy Study Finds"
Science Daily - "How Evolution Can Allow For Large Developmental Leaps"
Science Daily - "Study Catches Two Bird Populations As They Split Into Separate Species"
Science Daily - "Parasites May Have Had Role In Evolution Of Sex"
Science Daily - "Eyeless, Fanged Crustacean Found in ‘Tunnel to Atlantis’"
Florida Museum of Natural History - "Preserved shark fossil adds evidence to great white's origins"
Telegraph - "Snake with foot found in China"
"New Oldest Bird" by Steven Novella
'Freaky' Ghostshark discovered with sexual organ on its head
"Before Lucy came Ardi, new earliest hominid found"
"Darwinopterus and mosaic, modular evolution" by PZ Myers
"An Open Letter to Bill Maher on Vaccinations" by Michael Shermer
"Chimpanzees Mourn the Death of Their Own Kind" by Eric Michael Johnson
Science Daily - "Genetic Variation Linked to Individual Empathy, Stress Levels"
Science Daily - "First Molars Provide Insight Into Evolution of Great Apes, Humans"
Science Daily - "New Evidence Of Culture In Wild Chimpanzees"
Science Daily - 'Lifeless' Prions Capable of Evolutionary Change and Adaptation
Endogenous Viruses and “Junk” DNA by Steven Novella
"Tetrapods are older than we thought!" by PZ Myers
Science Daily - "30,000-Year-Old Child's Teeth Shed New Light on Human Evolution"
Science Daily - "Ant Has Given Up Sex Completely, Researchers Confirm"
Science Daily - "Ongoing Human Evolution Could Explain Recent Rise in Certain Disorders"
"Two killer whale types found in UK waters" By Jody Bourton
"Men more evolved? Their Y chromosome is"
Science Daily - "Chimp and Human Y Chromosomes Evolving Faster Than Expected"
Science Daily - "Scientists Discover 600 Million-Year-Old Origins of Vision"
"The Proper Role of Population Genetics in Modern Evolutionary Theory" by Massimo Pigliucci
"Samir Okasha: Evolution and the levels of selection" by Massimo Pigliucci
"An Extended Synthesis for Evolutionary Biology" by Massimo Pigliucci
"Fossil skeletons may belong to an unknown human ancestor" by Ian Sample
"Chimps show human-like reactions to death in group" By Elizabeth Weise
"Evidence Suggests Early Humans Mated with Neanderthals" By Andrew Curry
Science Daily - "Fossil Find Fills in Picture of Ancient Marine Life"
"Junk DNA is still junk"
"Is Evolution Science?" by Steven Novella
"Fossil Fish With "Limbs" Is Missing Link, Study Says" by James Owen
Science Daily - "3.6 Million-Year-Old Relative of 'Lucy' Discovered: Early Hominid Skeleton Confirms Human-Like Walking Is Ancient"
Scientists: 'Monkeys like TV'
Science Daily - "Chimpanzee Gangs Kill for Land, New Study Shows"
Wired Science - "2-Billion-Year-Old Fossils May Be Earliest Known Multicellular Life" By Brandon Keim
"Fossil skull fingered as ape–monkey ancestor" by Lucas Laursen
Science Daily - "Genetic Clues to Evolution of Jaws in Vertebrates Unearthed"
Study - "Human endogenous retrovirus K14C drove genomic diversification of the Y chromosome during primate evolution."
Wikipedia - "Genes of the Chromosome 2 fusion site"
Science Daily - "Fossil Finger Bone Yields Genome of a Previously Unknown Human Relative"
"Cache in Chinese Mountain Reveals 20,000 Prehistoric Fossils" by Charles Q. Choi
NY Times - "Siberian Fossils Were Neanderthals’ Eastern Cousins, DNA Reveals" By CARL ZIMMER
"An Easy Way to Explain Evolution" by Hemant Mehta
"Some Bad Reporting about Archaeopteryx" by Steven Novella
"Xiaotingia Zhengi" by PZ Myers
"Girl, six, digs up 160million-year-old fossil using plastic spade" by Ryan Parry
Science Daily - "Pristine Reptile Fossil Holds New Information About Aquatic Adaptations"
"This Fish Crawled Out of the Water…and Into Creationists' Nightmares" By Chris Mooney

More Sources:
Berkley | Berkley - "What is the evidence for evolution?" | PBS | Action Bioscience | Talkorigins | Panda‘s Thumb | NCSE
New Scientist | NECSI | The Greatest Show On Earth" by Richard Dawkins | bioweb | Biology in Motion | Ken Miller
Science Daily (Evolution News)

Human Evolution
Y-linked genes during human evolution revealed by comparative sequencing in chimpanzee
Chromosome 2(human) | Human Genome Project | chimpanzee genome project
Initial sequence of the chimpanzee genome and comparison with the human genome

Transitional Fossils
Paleontology-Palezoology-Fossils And Fossilisation | Transitional Vertebrate Fossils FAQ
Mammaliformes: Overview | Panda’s Thumb- Transitional Fossils
Primitive 4-Legged Creatures Close The Gap Between Fish And Land Animals
Observed Instances of Speciation | Some More Observed Speciation Events

Evolutionary Predictions
talkorigins | “What evolution predicts…”-Pharyngula
Evolution Predicts an Extensively Changed Neurodevelopmental Gene
Predicting Evolutionary Potential: In Vitro Evolution Accurately
Reproduces Natural Evolution of the TEM ß-Lactamase

Aired 11-03-09 | NOVA | Becoming Human | Part 1


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Duration: One hour

Program Description

Where did we come from? What makes us human? An explosion of recent discoveries sheds light on these questions, and NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special, "Becoming Human," examines what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives.

Part 1, "First Steps," examines the factors that caused us to split from the other great apes. The program explores the fossil of "Selam," also known as "Lucy's Child." Paleoanthropolo..gist Zeray Alemseged spent five years carefully excavating the sandstone-..embedded fossil. NOVA's cameras are there to capture the unveiling of the face, spine, and shoulder blades of this 3.3 million-..year-old fossil child. And NOVA takes viewers "inside the skull" to show how our ancestors' brains had begun to change from those of the apes.
Why did leaps in human evolution take place? "First Steps" explores a provocative "big idea" that sharp swings of climate were a key factor.

The other programs in the "Becoming Human" series are Part 2: "Birth of Humanity," which profiles the earliest species of humans, and Part 3: "Last Human Standing," which examines why, of various human species that once shared the planet, only our kind remains.


"A New Human Species?" by Steven Novella
60 Minutes - Piece on the same fossil discover discussed above

Humans and Chimpanzees have almost identical DNA. The main difference is that our second chromosome looks a lot like two separate ape chromosomes. Every chromosome has two vestigial telomeres. These are normally found only at the ends of a chromosome, but in chromosome 2 we see additional telomere sequences in the middle. This is evidence of an ancient telomere-telomere fusion that marks the point at which two ancestral ape chromosomes fused to give rise to human chromosome number two.

Evolution in pictures:

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Evolutionary change in a life time:
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