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  1. Laws prohibiting the teaching of human evolution were in effect in some states for over 40 years during the twentieth century. While such laws have been ruled unconstitutional, the opposition to evolution whic...

    Authors: William Eric Meikle
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:358
  2. Early terrestrial ecosystems record a fascinating transition in the history of life. Animals and plants had previously lived only in the oceans, but, starting approximately 470 million years ago, began to colo...

    Authors: Russell J. Garwood and Gregory D. Edgecombe
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:357
  3. Natural selection is the basis of all evolutionary applications in biology as well as studies of cultural process in archaeology. Natural selection is important because it allows us the tools to talk not only ...

    Authors: Nathan Goodale, George T. Jones and Charlotte Beck
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:351
  4. Technology seems to follow a different type of evolutionary dynamic when compared with biological systems. As pointed out by Francois Jacob, evolution takes place by means of extensive tinkering and does not f...

    Authors: Ricard V. Solé, Sergi Valverde and Carlos Rodriguez-Caso
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:346
  5. For the 1909 Darwin Centennial, the New York Academy of Sciences gave a large bronze bust of Charles Darwin to the American Museum of Natural History. Created by the well-known sculptor, William Couper, the bu...

    Authors: Sidney Horenstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:348
  6. Natural selection is an important mechanism in the unifying biological theory of evolution, but many undergraduate students struggle to learn this concept. Students enter introductory biology courses with pred...

    Authors: Tessa M. Andrews, Steven T. Kalinowski and Mary J. Leonard
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:343
  7. Today there is growing interest in material culture studies among a wide range of social and biological scientists. Researchers recognize that some concepts drawn from biology can be useful in understanding as...

    Authors: Anna Marie Prentiss, Randall R. Skelton, Niles Eldredge and Colin Quinn
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:347
  8. Excepting some specific efforts, most of the mainstream debate around the Americas’ settlement has been directed by specialists dealing with partial evidence. Thus, discussions have been confined to particular...

    Authors: Rolando González-José and Maria Cátira Bortolini
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:337
  9. In this article, a summary of the geologic, paleontological, and human history of an area of the Atlantic coast in the Pampean plain, Argentina is discussed. This area presents very interesting characteristics...

    Authors: Cristina Bayón, Teresa Manera, Gustavo Politis and Silvia Aramayo
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:335
  10. Beginning in the late sixteenth century, a series of Spanish missions was built in coastal Georgia and northern Florida. These missions were designed to convert and “civilize” the indigenous peoples of the reg...

    Authors: Christopher M. Stojanowski
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:331
  11. A review was made of studies which considered the prehistoric colonization of the Americas. It included simulation models based on linguistic and genetic data, archeological and paleoanthropological informatio...

    Authors: Francisco M. Salzano
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:330
  12. The traditional view of American colonization during the late Pleistocene has largely been conditioned on early conceptions of the timing and extent of continental glaciations and the age and distribution of a...

    Authors: Dennis H. O’Rourke
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:336
  13. In North America, public understanding and acceptance of evolution is alarmingly low. Moreover, acceptance rates are declining, and studies suggest that even students who have taken courses in evolution have t...

    Authors: Timothy R. Frasier and Carol Roderick
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:327
  14. We explored the relationship between epistemological beliefs and nature of science in a college biology course. One hundred thirty-three college students participated in the research. Exploratory factor analys...

    Authors: Moon-Heum Cho, Deanna M. Lankford and Daniel J. Wescott
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:324
  15. Protein evolution is not a random process. Views which attribute randomness to molecular change, deleterious nature to single-gene mutations, insufficient geological time, or population size for molecular impr...

    Authors: Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C., Avelina Espinosa and Chunyan Y. Bai
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:329
  16. A unified theory of biology must incorporate a naturalistic explanation for the origin of life, namely that given certain conditions, it was highly probable that life would originate. That theory, however, can...

    Authors: Daniel R. Brooks
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:328
  17. A great number of research papers in the English literature of science education present difficulties pupils have in understanding natural selection. Studies show that children have essentialist and teleologic...

    Authors: Lucia Prinou, Lia Halkia and Constantine Skordoulis
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:323
  18. The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium and the academic programs born from its creation have been wildly successful in their initial ventures. These achievements are marked by feedback from across the EvoS...

    Authors: Glenn Geher, Benjamin Crosier, Haley Moss Dillon and Rosemarie Sokol Chang
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:320
  19. The online learning and outreach resource Ask A Biologist (AAB; http://​www.​askabiologist.​org.​uk/​) has been operating for three years, and this paper reports our in...

    Authors: David W. E. Hone, Michael P. Taylor, David Wynick, Paolo Viscardi and Neil Gostling
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:318
  20. EvoS is a consortium of evolutionary studies programs that can catalyze evolutionary training across the curriculum in higher education. This special issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach shows how the dictu...

    Authors: David Sloan Wilson, Glenn Geher, Jennifer Waldo and Rosemarie Sokol Chang
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:319
  21. Since intelligent design (ID) advocates claimed the ubiquitous mouse trap as an example of systems that cannot have evolved, mouse trap history is doubly relevant to studying material culture. On the one hand,...

    Authors: Joachim L. Dagg
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:315
  22. Evolution is a foundational organizing principle of the life sciences, and yet people still argue that it should be taught only in college, urging that it’s not necessary, too controversial, or too difficult t...

    Authors: Louise S. Mead and Glenn Branch
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:316
  23. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Greg Eldredge
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:314
  24. Pre-medical students are certainly a widely varied group, with different motivations and experiences, different skills sets and interests. However, they often tend to approach their undergraduate education as ...

    Authors: Jennifer Turner Waldo and Stacy A. Greagor
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:308
  25. Nikolaas Tinbergen provided an elegantly comprehensive guide to behavioral research with his Four Questions. Unsurprisingly, these questions summarize the different aspects that are vital to an evolutionary pe...

    Authors: Daniel Tumminelli O’Brien and Andrew C. Gallup
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:305
  26. The eclipse of Darwinism began to end in the 1980s and hangs in the balance today. We need an Extended Synthesis, using “extension” metaphorically. We must extend back in time to recover important aspects of D...

    Authors: Daniel R. Brooks
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:304
  27. Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) programs, conceived of in the terms elaborated by David Sloan Wilson in his book Evolution for Everyone, are intrinsically interdisciplinary. They are also intended to bring individual...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:312
  28. Evolution is the underlying framework upon which all biology is based; however, when it comes to learning evolutionary concepts, many students encounter obstacles. There are many reasons as to why these obstac...

    Authors: Nate K. McVaugh, Jeffrey Birchfield, Margaret M. Lucero and Anthony J. Petrosino
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:297
  29. Public acceptance of evolution in Northeastern U.S. is the highest nationwide, only 59%. Here, we compare perspectives about evolution, creationism, intelligent design (ID), and religiosity between highly educ...

    Authors: Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. and Avelina Espinosa
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:298

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