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What is Evolution?

What is Evolution?

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Evolution is often considered a complex and controversial topic but it’s actually a very simple concept to understand. Watch this short animation to see how evolution works. Share it with your friends on Facebook who might be confused or may have been mislead about the evolutionary process.

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This video is our first animation with illustrations from the talented Rosemary Mosco. If you don’t already know her work, make sure to check out her website at http://BirdAndMoon.com You’ll love her biology comics, posters and t-shirts.

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The definition of Evolution:

“Genetic change in a population of organisms; in general, evolution leads to progressive change from simple to complex.” – Biology, Seventh Edition, Raven, Johnson, Losos, Singer (college textbook) pg G-6 glossary

“Descent with modification…change in the genetic composition of a population from generation to generation.” – Biology Eighth Edition, Campbell, Reece (college textbook) pg G-14 glossary

“Biological evolution, simply put, is descent with modification. This definition encompasses small-scale evolution (changes in gene frequency in a population from one generation to the next) and large-scale evolution (the descent of different species from a common ancestor over many generations). Evolution helps us to understand the history of life.” University of California Berkley http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIntro.shtml

Dogs evolved from wolves: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2498669.stm

Thanks to Hedvig Francke for providing Closed Captions in Swedish.



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