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  1. Dramatic headlines touting new fossil discoveries often proclaim that our view of human evolution has been revolutionized. While this is occasionally the case, it is more often true that new fossils enrich our...

    Authors: W. Eric Meikle and Andrew J. Petto
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:267
  2. The genetic material, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), contains information about the evolutionary history of life. Both the relationships amongst organisms and the times of their divergence can be inferred from D...

    Authors: Jason A. Hodgson and Todd R. Disotell
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:262
  3. Molecular and paleontological evidence now point to the last common ancestor between chimpanzees and modern humans living between five and seven million years ago. Any species considered to be more closely rel...

    Authors: William H. E. Harcourt-Smith
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:257
  4. The origin of the genus Homo in Africa signals the beginning of the shift from increasingly bipedal apes to primitive, large-brained, stone tool-making, meat-eaters that traveled far and wide. This early part of ...

    Authors: Holly M. Dunsworth
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:247
  5. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) organizes information resources for life scientists on an evolutionary scheme. This facilitates research about present-day organisms. The recent discove...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:258
  6. Research into the deep history of the human species is a relatively young science which can be divided into two broad periods. The first spans the century between the publication of Darwin’s Origin and the end of...

    Authors: Tom Gundling
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:248
  7. The australopiths are a group of early hominins (humans and their close extinct relatives) that lived in Africa between approximately 4.1 and 1.4 million years ago. Formerly known as the australopithecines, th...

    Authors: David S. Strait
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:249
  8. Archaeology is the study of human behavior through material culture, the things we rely on for survival. Behavioral change was likely a driving factor in the evolution of our species, and archaeology therefore...

    Authors: Christian Tryon, Briana Pobiner and Rhonda Kauffman
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:246
  9. Neanderthals are a group of fossil humans that inhabited Western Eurasia from approximately 300 to 30,000 years ago (ka). They vanished from the fossil record a few millennia after the first modern humans appe...

    Authors: Katerina Harvati
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:250
  10. The National Science Education Standards (NSES) is one of the most influential documents in US science education. The NSES has been utilized by local schools and districts, state departments of education, and ...

    Authors: Ron Wagler
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:240
  11. Just as biological evolution is the heart of modern biology, cosmic evolution is the heart of modern cosmology. For instructors to be confident in teaching science, it is helpful for them to appreciate the cur...

    Authors: Lawrence M. Krauss
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:237
  12. Bibliographic references for all works authored by Eugenie C. Scott are provided, including her contributions to the publications of the National Center for Science Education and to other sources. The publicat...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein and Glenn Branch
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:236
  13. American student acceptance of evolution is far from uniform, even when students experience instruction in the relevant scientific methods and data. But, excellent science teaching alone cannot be expected alw...

    Authors: Raymond Arthur Eve, Susan Carol Losh and Brandon Nzekwe
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:232
  14. Earth scientists have devised many complementary and consistent techniques to estimate the ages of geologic events. Annually deposited layers of sediments or ice document hundreds of thousands of years of cont...

    Authors: Robert M. Hazen
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:226
  15. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:238
  16. Every discipline has its hazards, and for evolution scientists and educators, a major hazard consists of encounters with creationists, their rhetoric, and their attempts to insert antievolutionism into public ...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Matzke
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:233
  17. In a previous article, we suggested that differences in how the general public and scientists use terms such as purpose and design can lead to confusion, particularly around understanding evolution and mechanisms...

    Authors: Louise S. Mead and Eugenie C. Scott
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:231
  18. The propagation of misconceptions about the theory of biological evolution must be addressed whenever and wherever they are encountered. The recent article by Paz-y-Mino and Espinoza in this journal contained ...

    Authors: Justin W. Rice, Daniel A. Warner, Clint D. Kelly, Michael P. Clough and James T. Colbert
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:225
  19. Instructors’ apprehensions and the decisions instructors make about pedagogy are often linked when it comes to teaching evolution. Whether it is the reticence of K-12 teachers that their instruction may affect...

    Authors: Brian Alters
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:219
  20. Textbooks are widely used in American science classrooms and as such have become a focal point of efforts by the anti-evolution movement to eliminate or weaken evolution education in American schools. Because ...

    Authors: Kenneth R. Miller
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:220
  21. The author reflects on how much she has learned about teaching from K-12 teachers, and about the difficulties teachers encounter when they teach about evolution. Misconceptions and preconceptions, especially t...

    Authors: Eugenie C. Scott
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:218
  22. Journalists have been writing about evolution since Darwin first published the Origin of Species. Today, news about evolution comes in a dizzying diversity of venues. In this paper, I survey this diversity, obser...

    Authors: Carl Zimmer
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:212
  23. If the American public understood what is actually known about the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life and how we know about them, uncertainty about evolution would drop precipitously, creati...

    Authors: Kevin Padian
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:213
  24. Microbial microcosm experiments with bacteria and their viral parasites allow us to observe host–parasite coevolution in action. Laboratory populations of microbes evolve rapidly, thanks to their short generat...

    Authors: Michael A. Brockhurst
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 3:188
  25. Evolutionary theory has an unexpected application in philosophy of mind, where it is used by the so-called biosemantic program—also called the teleosemantic program—to account for the representational capaciti...

    Authors: Crystal L’Hôte
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 3:168
  26. The paper explores the significance of Darwinian evolution for morality and moral theory. After presenting Darwin’s own views on the evolution of the moral sense and the Victorian spectrum of opinion on the re...

    Authors: Catherine Wilson
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009 3:162

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