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View Resource Nova Online: Odyssey of Life

As a companion to its NOVA Odyssey of Life series, PBS has created a fascinating web site that is highlighted by a morphing embryos section that allows the viewer (with the proper software) to see the development of fish, chicken, pig, and human embryos. Also at the site are a virtual tour of the microscopic animals that live on you, your furniture, clothes, and books; an interview with Lennart...
View Resource On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

Charles Darwin's contribution to our understanding of science has been called the single best idea anyone ever had. You can read about his ideas, where they originated, and how he supported them in the book that shifted paradigms and continues to stimulate research and debate. The full text is available at this site and is divided into chapters for easy access and reference.
View Resource Neandertal DNA

The view of some scientists that modern humans did not descend from the Neandertals gained support when scientists from Munich, Germany analyzed DNA from a Neandertal. A news article from Archeology Online News discusses the recent research and provides links to additional news clips. This site covers one of the top ten scientific breakthroughs of 1997, compiled in the December 19, 1997 issue of ...
View Resource American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion: Evolution

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) provides this Website offering "resources on the scientific content of evolutionary theory and its place in education; historical, philosophical, legal and religious perspectives on evolution; and commentary on current issues" (including the AAAS Board Statement on the Kansas State...
View Resource Evolution

As a companion to the seven-part, eight-hour television series, PBS's Website offers an in-depth look at the history and complexities of evolution. From Darwin's Origin of Species to the role of religion, this site explores the topic in vivid detail. All interested will discover excellent information, but K-12 teachers will find the Teachers & Students section especially valuable. Here, resources...
View Resource Evolutionary Theories in Social Sciences

With the stated mission of serving "as the premier information site for scholars interested in evolutionary thought in the social sciences," this site offers materials relating to a broad interdisciplinary field that includes sociobiology, management, evolutionary biology, business history, anthropology, and even mathematics and engineering, among others. The site includes an extensive,...
View Resource The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation is "a member supported organization committed to research related to human origins." This well-designed, interactive website offers a variety of information related to the research interests including information about Recently Funded Projects, Educational Resources, and News and Upcoming Events. One exceptional feature of the website is the Audio Archives that allows...
View Resource Rochester Institute of Technology: Galapagos

This excellent site on the Galapagos Islands was developed by Dr. Robert Rothman, Biological Sciences Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The site includes an informative Natural History section with features such as Formation of the Islands, Sea Birds, and Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands. Some of the Contents in the Natural History section are still evolving....
View Resource The Complete Work of Charles Darwin

Dr. John van Wyhe certainly has his hands full with this tremendously helpful and compelling website. As a professor at Cambridge University, he has been behind the scenes here for a number of years, and even persons with only a cursory interest in the work of Charles Darwin will find that this site warrants several visits. As noted by the site's introduction, visitors can find all of Darwin's...