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  1. A firm grasp of evolution is invaluable for understanding our own species in addition to the rest of the biological world; however, not only does much of the American public reject evolution, but many thinkers...

    Authors: Daniel Tumminelli O’Brien, David Sloan Wilson and Patricia H. Hawley
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:161
  2. Biodiversity was originally taught in our Introductory Organismal Biology course at Michigan State University (LB144; freshman/sophomore majors) by rote memorization of isolated facts about organisms. When we ...

    Authors: James J. Smith and Kendra Spence Cheruvelil
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:156
  3. Evolution is a complex subject that requires knowledge of basic biological concepts and the ability to connect them across multiple scales of time, space, and biological organization. Avida-ED is a digital evo...

    Authors: Elena Bray Speth, Tammy M. Long, Robert T. Pennock and Diane Ebert-May
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:154

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:s12052-009-0169-5

  4. Although evolutionary theory is considered to be a unifying foundation for biological education, misconceptions about basic evolutionary processes such as natural selection inhibit student understanding. Even ...

    Authors: Joel K. Abraham, Eli Meir, Judy Perry, Jon C. Herron, Susan Maruca and Derek Stal
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:142
  5. A weblog (“blog”) is an publication on the WorldWideWeb in which brief entries are displayed in date order, much like a diary or journal. I describe the general characteristics of blogs, contrasting blogs with...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:149
  6. State and national standards call for teaching evolution concepts as early as kindergarten, which provides motivation to continue developing science instruction and curriculum for young learners. The importanc...

    Authors: Louis Nadelson, Rex Culp, Suzan Bunn, Ryan Burkhart, Robert Shetlar, Kellen Nixon and James Waldron
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:148
  7. Several groups of people are essential for effectively teaching the theory of evolution in public schools. Teachers of course are at the leading edge of educating students. However, school district administrat...

    Authors: Jerald B. Johnson, Marta Adair, Byron J. Adams, Daniel J. Fairbanks, Velma Itamura, Duane E. Jeffery, Duane Merrell, Scott M. Ritter and Richard R. Tolman
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:145
  8. The growing visibility of various forms of creationism in Northern Ireland raises issues for science education. Attempts have been made at political levels to have such “alternatives” to evolution taught in th...

    Authors: Conor McCrory and Colette Murphy
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:141
  9. Reptiles have repeatedly invaded marine environments despite their physiological constraints as air breathers. Marine reptiles were especially successful in the Mesozoic as major predators in the sea. There we...

    Authors: Ryosuke Motani
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:139
  10. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:140
  11. In Tunisia, even though it is an Arab-Muslim country, the teaching of evolution is not forbidden. Nevertheless, the Muslim perspective makes learning about the biological basis of evolution difficult because o...

    Authors: Saïda Aroua, Maryline Coquide and Salem Abbes
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:129
  12. I review George Levine’s provocative and highly original book Darwin Loves You. Levine, whose “home discipline” is English Literature, offers a compelling interpretation of Darwin’s works, evaluating their conten...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:131
  13. Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are an order of mammals that originated about 50 million years ago in the Eocene epoch. Even though all modern cetaceans are obligate aquatic mammals, early cetacean...

    Authors: J. G. M. Thewissen, Lisa Noelle Cooper, John C. George and Sunil Bajpai
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:135
  14. Living birds are the most diverse land vertebrates and the heirs of a rich chapter in the evolution of life. The origin of modern birds from animals similar to Tyrannosaurus rex is among the most remarkable examp...

    Authors: Luis M. Chiappe
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:133
  15. A common misconception of evolutionary biology is that it involves a search for “missing links” in the history of life. Relying on this misconception, antievolutionists present the supposed absence of transiti...

    Authors: Louise S. Mead
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:126
  16. The story of the discovery and study of the Monoplacophora (or Tryblidia) and how they have contributed to our understanding of the evolution of the Mollusca highlights the importance of integrating data from ...

    Authors: David R. Lindberg
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:125
  17. This paper focuses on evolution as a unifying theme in biology education. Our aim is to argue that the different topics taught in secondary school biology classes should be enriched with and linked together by...

    Authors: Esther M. van Dijk and Ulrich Kattmann
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:127
  18. Our information on the transition between fish with fins and tetrapods with limbs and digits has increased manyfold in the last 15–20 years and especially in the last 5 or 10 years, with some spectacular finds...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Clack
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:119
  19. The line of descent that includes all living mammals extends back in time over 300 million years. Many of the ancient relatives of mammals that fall along this line are very different in appearance from living...

    Authors: Kenneth D. Angielczyk
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 2:117

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