Who could have guessed that Darwin’s abstract would have launched one of the world’s greatest debates. Darwin’s theory of evolution is arguably the most important and powerful contributions to the scientific world, yet, sadly, evolution is also one of the most poorly understood areas of scientific study. This course will present a detailed picture of what evolution really is and is not. We will learn and discuss the history of evolutionary thought as well as the mounds of evidence and mechanisms for change over time. The course will be lecture and discussion based with some readings of particular interest.
The Biological Arms Race - A Pharmacy in Our Forests!
Aposematic Coloration, Mimicry & Camouflage
Phylogenetics and Cladistics – Trees and Clades
The Burgess Shale and its Implications
Primate Evolution – Yes That Means Us Too!
New Advances in Evolutionary Studies
Lateral and Vertical Evolution
New Fossils and Discoveries
The Importance of Evolutionary Studies on Our Survival as a Species
Super Bugs and Useless Drugs!
Why All of the Controversy?
The Future of Science within this Controversy
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