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BIO312: Evolutionary Biology

Unit 8: Appendix   Although we live in a secular culture of the 21st century, for some people evolution creates an argument against religion and even some philosophical views. However, a number of scholars write that our knowledge of evolution, including the human evolution, does not have to be counteractive towards religious views and beliefs.  Thus as an appendix to this course, we would like to offer several excellent resources from the highly acknowledged scientists and philosophers of science. 

Unit 8 Time Advisory
Completing this unit should take approximately 5 hours.

Unit8 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: - explain that evolution is essential in understanding many important biological concepts; and - analyze the relationship between science and religion and identify the main misconceptions when it comes to evolutionary science.

  • Lecture: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. Sean B. Carroll’s “Lecture 1 — Endless Forms Most Beautiful” Link: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. Sean B. Carroll’s Lecture 1 — Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Flash)

    Instructions: Watch this video.

    Watching this video and taking notes should take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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  • Lecture: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. David M. Kingsley’s “Lecture 2 — Selection in Action” Link: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. David M. Kingsley’s Lecture 2 — Selection in Action (Flash)

    Instructions: Watch this video.

    Watching this video and taking notes should take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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  • Lecture: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. David M. Kingsley’s “Lecture 3 — Fossils, Genes, and Embryos” Link: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. David M. Kingsley’s Lecture 3 — Fossils, Genes, and Embryos (Flash)

    Instructions: Watch this video.

    Watching this video and taking notes should take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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  • Lecture: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. Sean B. Carroll’s “Lecture 4 — From Butterflies to Humans” Link: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Dr. Sean B. Carroll’s Lecture 4 — From Butterflies to Humans (Flash)

    Instructions: Watch this video.

    Watching this video and taking notes should take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Unit 8 Assessment   - Assessment: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 8 Assessment”

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final exam. Good luck!

Final Exam   - Final Exam: The Saylor Foundation’s “BIO312 Final Exam” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “BIO312 Final Exam”

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