Evolution for dummies

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One of my aims on this blog is to try to present a little science in digestible form. For example, a while back I tried to summarise the key points in the science behind climate change, in an effort to combat the climate deniers out there.

Evolution is another of those topics on which the science is clear and extensive, but we still hear all about how it’s ‘just a theory’. You can read all about it in a very entertaining form in Richard Dawkins’ “The Greatest Show on Earth’. Or you can watch this young lady, who has done a nice job of packaging up the key issues. Enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Evolution for dummies

    Blamer .. said:
    July 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Biblical literalists will no doubt encounter the yuck factor** when shown that slide of embryos of human and non-human animals.

    **http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_repugnance

      rationalbrain said:
      July 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Nice reference! I’ll need to read up on that a bit more.
      rb

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