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  1. Evidence of detailed brain morphology is illustrated and described for 400-million-year-old fossil skulls and braincases of early vertebrates (placoderm fishes). Their significance is summarized in the context...

    Authors: Gavin C. Young

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:87

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  2. In his considerations of “organs of extreme perfection,” Charles Darwin described the evidence that would be necessary to support the evolutionary origin of the eye, namely, demonstration of the existence of “...

    Authors: Trevor D. Lamb, Edward N. Pugh Jr. and Shaun P. Collin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:91

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  3. For over 100 years, molluscan eyes have been used as an example of convergent evolution and, more recently, as a textbook example of stepwise evolution of a complex lens eye via natural selection. Yet, little ...

    Authors: Jeanne M. Serb and Douglas J. Eernisse

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:84

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  4. The occurrence, generality, and causes of large-scale evolutionary trends—directional changes over long periods of time—have been the subject of intensive study and debate in evolutionary science. Large-scale ...

    Authors: T. Ryan Gregory

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:55

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  5. Darwin believed that evolution generally occurred through a series of small, gradual changes. This proposal was counter-intuitive to many people because it seemed likely that “transitional” forms would not sur...

    Authors: Deborah A. McLennan

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:53

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  6. Many students reject evolutionary theory, whether or not they adequately understand basic evolutionary concepts. We explore the hypothesis that accepting evolution is related to understanding the nature of sci...

    Authors: Tania Lombrozo, Anastasia Thanukos and Michael Weisberg

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:61

    Content type: Curriculum/Education Article

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  7. Authors: Gregory Eldredge and Niles Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:65

    Content type: Editorial

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  8. A central obstacle to accepting evolution, both among students and the general public, is the idea that evolution is “just a theory,” where “theory” is understood in a pejorative sense as something conjectural...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and Louise S. Mead

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:56

    Content type: Views from Understanding Evolution

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  9. A longstanding debate in evolutionary biology concerns whether species diverge gradually through time or by rapid punctuational bursts at the time of speciation. The theory of punctuated equilibrium states tha...

    Authors: Chris Venditti and Mark Pagel

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:49

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  10. This paper critically reviews and characterizes the student's causal-explanatory understanding; this is done as a step toward explicating the problematic of evolution education as it concerns the cognitive dif...

    Authors: Abhijeet Bardapurkar

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:48

    Content type: Curriculum/Education

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  11. The scientific study of evolution in Chile has experienced periods of diversification and stasis, depending upon the social and political context at different times. In the eighteenth century, most of the natu...

    Authors: Rodrigo Medel

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:50

    Content type: Letter

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  12. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Greg Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:44

    Content type: Editorial

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  13. Modern evolutionary research has much to contribute to medical research and health care practices. Conversely, evolutionary biologists are tapping into the rapidly expanding databases of medical genomic inform...

    Authors: Ernie Hood and Kristin P. Jenkins

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:36

    Content type: Original Science/Evolution Review

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  14. Learning about biological evolution presents particular challenges for students. Barriers to learning come in the form of students’ prior conceptions that conflict with the scientific perspective of biological...

    Authors: Gale M. Sinatra, Sarah K. Brem and E. Margaret Evans

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:37

    Content type: Original Science/Evolution Review

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  15. Charles Darwin sketched his first evolutionary tree in 1837, and trees have remained a central metaphor in evolutionary biology up to the present. Today, phylogenetics—the science of constructing and evaluatin...

    Authors: T. Ryan Gregory

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:35

    Content type: Original Science/Evolution Review

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  16. A multidisciplinary approach to teaching was adopted in two art courses by employing concepts of evolutionary biology with a focus on the Precambrian Era. This knowledge served to help students create original...

    Authors: Bruno Borsari, Robin Richardson, Anne Scott Plummer, Mary Coughlan and Jennifer Anderson

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:28

    Content type: Curriculum Article

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  17. In this article, we describe an 8- to 10-day inquiry safari designed for middle/high school students to investigate hominid evolution using replica skulls of extant and extinct vertebrates. Students begin the ...

    Authors: Norman Thomson and Seri Chapman Beall

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2008 1:26

    Content type: Curriculum Article

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  18. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2007 1:20

    Content type: EditorialNotes

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  19. Science teachers are on the front lines of the evolution wars, not only in prominent court cases but also in everyday classroom situations. Owing both to religious opposition to and common misconceptions about...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and Eugenie C. Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2007 1:12

    Content type: Curricula and Essays on the Teaching of Evolution

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