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Post by Oolon Colluphid » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:57 am

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If the thread title isn't obvious enough, this is a list of useful resources and sites. Feel free to let the Café staff know if there's others you think should be included.
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Post by TheBear » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:31 am

UC Berkley -
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/

The Virtual Fossil Museum -
http://www.fossilmuseum.net/

The Smithsonian -
http://www.mnh.si.edu/press_office/statements/evolution.htm

The National Center for Science Education -
http://ncseweb.org/

London's Natural History Museum -
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/index.html

USGS on rock dating and the age of the earth -
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/age.html
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Post by TheBear » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:24 am

Talk Origins: Index to Creationist Claims -
http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/list.html

UC Museum of Paleontology -
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

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Post by TheBear » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:15 am

University of Arizona: Radiometric and Chemical Dating Techniques -
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/palynology/geos462/10radiometric.html

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Post by TheBear » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:56 pm

Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology -
http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/BioLinks/Evolution.html

And for those who fall for the false dichotomy of god or evolution, may I present Kenneth Miller - Professor of Biology at Brown University, who is also a Christian -
http://www.millerandlevine.com/km/evol/index.html
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Post by Ray Moscow » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:21 am

The latest volume of Evolution: Education and Outreach is online.

And Panda's Thumb rightly hightlights this article in particular: The Evolution of Morality

Abstract Here, in textbook style, is a concise biological account of the evolution of morality. It addresses morality on three levels: moral outcomes (behavioral genetics), moral motivation or intent (psychology and neurology), and moral systems (sociality). The rationale for teaching this material is addressed in Allchin (2009). Classroom resources (including accompanying images and video links) and a discussion of teaching strategies are provided online at: http://EvolutionOfMorality.net.



h/t to Panda's Thumb

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Post by Ray Moscow » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:07 pm

The slides from Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fishare available online, for free:

Your Inner Fish

h/t to WEIT and Pharyngula
Just how much of the Bible do you need to read to realise that any religion that's even loosely based on it is total bullshit?

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Post by Ray Moscow » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:48 pm

Books on evolution for the non-biologist:

Fivebooks Interview: Jerry Coyne on Evolution

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Post by Ray Moscow » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:58 pm

This is actually about abiogenesis, but I'll post it here:

"We can know nothing about the origin of life"
Falsehood!!!

Sometimes people say that because it seems reasonable to them ... what, with life originating so long ago and so much geological mushing-around happening since then. But sometimes people say that, and sound quite innocent in saying it, because they want to throw the average person off track and make them think that Evolutionary Biology has this big gap ... at the beginning ... in which any-old kind of story can fit, including a supernatural or religious story, or even just a spiritual Jungian story, or anything but a story about molecules interacting.

So, the purpose of this blog post, the one you are reading right now, is to be handy, to point to, to produce a link to, in answer to that question. Every time somebody says "We can know nothing about the origin of life bla bla bla" you respond with a link to this post. In the mean time, if you think there is something missing in this post that should be conveyed to anyone making that argumen, add it to the comments.

Here's the code to copy and past to link to this post:

<a href="http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2011/ ... e.php">"We can know nothing about the origin of life"</a>
from Greg Laden's blog

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Post by Monad » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:45 am

I've been downloading some interesting courses from iTunes University for my iPad - amongst many other things they have free lectures from courses taught at Yale on Evolutionary theory:

Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior with Professor Stephen C. Stearns

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSt ... =341652741

additional course materials (for non iPad/Phone users) can be found here:

http://oyc.yale.edu/ecology-and-evoluti ... d-behavior

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Post by Marquez » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:34 am

Why Evolution is True, by Jerry A Coyne. Excellent book.

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Post by Shake » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Aron Ra's Systematic Classification of Life video series.

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