Sunday, November 20, 2011

How evolution works

The following two videos from the Made Easy series explain how evolution works. The first one deals with natural selection, as this mechanism is central to evolution – note that the full title of Darwin’s famous book is “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,” while second one presents evidence for the actual process of evolution.

Natural Selection Made Easy

The Theory of Evolution Made Easy

Note that the chicken displayed as a thumbnail for the second video is very fitting. Believe it or not: chickens are the closest living relatives of the much-feared T. Rex (so if someone asks how T. Rex steaks may taste like, the best guess is “tastes like chicken”).

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