Post by Henderson
Evolution, simply put, is change over time.
Most of us have little trouble tracing our past. We can look to our parents and ask them questions about our grandparents. We can look to historical records and see where we may have come from. And even now, we have the ability to trace our lineage back generations via a DNA ancestry test (the findings from my own place my family as coming from Liberia).
But reconstructing more than just a single lineage is a bit more difficult.
From Darwin and Wallaces 19th century discovery of evolution, researchers have been piecing together how organisms changed over millions of years. From a single cell to the complex ecosystem that surrounds us today, these scientists are explaining how organisms arrived at their current incarnation and answering questions as to what effects migration and environment had on the new traits they inherited.
Remember that from high school?
Well here are a few videos to jog your memory.
Turn up your speakers on this one. Let the techno music guide you through some awesome video of how fish increased in size and complexity and made their way onto land.
Why must every rational person accept evolution? Don Exodus tells us in this video.
Richard Dawkins describes stages to the evolution of the eye. From a single-celled organism with an eye-spot sensitive to light to the eyes you are using to read this post.
In evolutionary terms, sex may be more important than life. But there is a species of lizard that may beg to differ.
Here’s a little humor for you. A conservative cartoon host debates evolution.