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Evolution or creation? That's no question at all!

As Nature provides 15 gems of evidence on evolution by natural selection.


What is there to explore?  Read Stephen Moss' article


 

Modern evolutionary theory provides a robust explanation for how life on earth evolved over time through the passing on of traits from one generation to the next. It is one of the most studied, tested, and accepted theories in science. Creationist attempts to challenge evolution have been common over the last 100 years, but recent and dangerous challenges have come mainly from the intelligent design movement.
Intelligent design is based on the concept of "irreducible complexity": an idea that some structures found in nature are too complex to be explained by natural selection and are best explained by some intelligent cause. The focus of the movement is on mandating that intelligent design be taught as an alternative to evolution in the science classroom. To do this, it relies on creating false controversy and misconceptions about science—especially evolution. The movement has been successful at gaining support from many community leaders, including politicians and school board members.
A particularly disturbing element of the intelligent design movement is the attempt to circumvent laws protecting separation of church and state by claiming that it is a scientific theory not a religious belief.

(source: Union of Concerned Scientists)

 

How evolution works

The mechanisms of evolution explained in one video.

The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is possible for primitive life forms to spawn the millions of different creatures, that exist today. Unfortunately, evolution is often misunderstood, because it's mechanisms seem counter intuitive. This video, by using visualisations and infographics, may help you understand the complexity of the mechanisms of evolution.



(Source: Kurzgesagt YouTube channel)



Explore Tree of Lifelearn more about evolutionCheck out the open-access resource Tree of Life

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

 

"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.

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