Evolution Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Evolution.

  • 8 Student Essays
  • 23 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (23)

1,732 words, approx. 6 pages
Biological Evolution Biological evolution is the change in the allele frequency of a gene in a population over time. That is to say some genetic change has happened in the population between generatio... Read more
2,646 words, approx. 9 pages
Evolution of Plants Plants, descended from aquatic green algal ancestors, first appeared on land more than 450 million years ago during or prior to the Ordovician period. This event preceded the colon... Read more
1,326 words, approx. 5 pages
Evolution of Plants, History Of The conception that living organisms are changing or mutable originated in the thoughts of Empedocles, an ancient Greek philosopher (c. 490-430 B. C. E.). He drew on th... Read more
12,359 words, approx. 42 pages
Evolution This entry consists of the following articles: The Controversy with Creationism Evolutionism Evolutionary Ethics Read more
1,769 words, approx. 6 pages
Evolution, Natural and Sexual Selection, and Their Influences on the Sciences Overview Although evolution was not an altogether new topic, Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) brought it into the limelig... Read more
2,038 words, approx. 7 pages
Theories of the Origin and Early Evolution of Life Overview After the theory of spontaneous generation was discredited, only religious explanations were offered to explain the origin of life. Alexande... Read more
1,992 words, approx. 7 pages
New Directions in Evolutionary Theory Overview Darwinian evolution, that is, evolution through the accumulation of almost undetectable changes over millions of years, has been the mainstay of evolutio... Read more
443 words, approx. 2 pages
Evolution Evolution is the gradual, cumulative change over time of the characteristics of groups of organisms in a heritable manner. Eventually, these minute changes add up to produce an individual th... Read more
935 words, approx. 4 pages
Evolutionary Mechanisms Evolution is the process of biological change over time. Such changes, especially at the genetic level, are accomplished by a complex set of evolutionary mechanisms that act to... Read more
962 words, approx. 4 pages
Evolution and Evolutionary Mechanisms Evolution is the process of biological change over time. Such changes, especially at the genetic level are accomplished by a complex set of evolutionary mechanism... Read more
447 words, approx. 2 pages
Evolution Evolution is the gradual, cumulative change over time of the characteristics of groups of organisms, in a heritable manner. Eventually, these minute changes add up to produce an individual t... Read more
1,282 words, approx. 5 pages
Evolutionary Theory The concept of evolution first emerged in the early nineteenth century. Up until that time, the post-classical Western world had generally regarded the account of creation provided... Read more
406 words, approx. 2 pages
Evolution Evolution is the gradual, cumulative change over time of the characteristics of groups of organisms, in a heritable manner. Eventually, these minute changes add up to produce an individual t... Read more
959 words, approx. 4 pages
Evolutionary Mechanisms Evolution is the process of biological change over time. Such changes, especially at the genetic level are accomplished by a complex set of evolutionary mechanisms that act to ... Read more
1,010 words, approx. 4 pages
Evolution and Evolutionary Mechanisms Evolution is the process of biological change over time. Such changes, especially at the genetic level are accomplished by a complex set of evolutionary mechanism... Read more
923 words, approx. 4 pages
Evolutionary Origin of Bacteria and Viruses Earth formed between 4.5 and 6 billion years ago. Conditions initially remained inhospitable for the potential development of life. By about 3.0 billion yea... Read more
1,282 words, approx. 5 pages
Evolutionary Theory The concept of evolution first emerged in the early nineteenth century. Up until that time, the post-classical Western world had generally regarded the account of creation provided... Read more
1,815 words, approx. 7 pages
Evolution Evolution is an all-pervading concept in modern science applied to physical as well as biological processes. The phrase theory of evolution, however, is most commonly associated with organ... Read more
2,958 words, approx. 10 pages
Evolution: Biological, Social, Cultural The diverse forms of life on earth have emerged probably from a common source, through a process of evolution that has the following characteristics: The cours... Read more
2,436 words, approx. 9 pages
Evolution and Learning Learning is a biological adaptation, and like any other adaptation is the outcome of evolution by natural selection. Because it is acted on by natural selection, learning in dif... Read more
5,086 words, approx. 17 pages
Evolutionary Theory While the fixity of species was the generally accepted view before Charles Darwin, he was not the first to propose that evolution, understood as the transformation of one species i... Read more
2,380 words, approx. 8 pages
Religion, Naturalistic Reconstructions Of In philosophy a naturalist is one who holds that there is nothing over and above nature. A naturalist is committed to rejecting traditional religion, which is... Read more
49,942 words, approx. 167 pages
Evolution means gradual change. Usually the word implies not just change but gradual improvement or progress as well. Nowadays the word is generally used to refer to a specific theory about life on Ea... Read more
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