Evolution web sites

National Center for Science Education
A prime site for current news, lists of religious and scientific organizations that support the teaching of evolution, book reviews, links, and many other useful resources.

Antievolution–The Critic’s Resource
Wesley Elsberry’s very useful site on types of creationism, definitions of the various types of creationists, and other useful items. Worth a look!

Talk.Origins Archives
The Talk.Origins Archive is a collection of articles and essays. The primary reason for this archive’s existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) that appear in the talk.origins newsgroup and the frequently rebutted assertions of those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences.

Talk Reason
Many world-wide links, letters, articles, ID tactics, science and religion, apologetics, recent events, etc.

Panda’s Thumb
The Panda’s Thumb is the virtual pub of the University of Ediacara. The patrons gather to discuss evolutionary theory, critique the claims of the antievolution movement, defend the integrity of both science and science education, and share good conversation.

The Web’s Best Videos on Evolution, Creationism, Atheism and More
A large collection of links to videos created by the YouTube community that provides an excellent foundation for countering creationist claims.

Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences

Public Beliefs about Evolution and Creationism: Polls

A Reducibly Complex Mousetrap
John Macdonald’s ingenuous animated answer to the ID folks’ argument about the irreducible complexity of a mousetrap. How to remove a part and still have a workable trap! Scroll down to the mousetrap link after bringing up his home page.

No Answers In Genesis (NAiG)
An Australian site, was first launched to counter the “Answers in Genesis” (AiG) web site. NAiG publishes articles by Australian scientists (and others) that expose the fallacies of AiG in particular and young Earth creationism (YEC) in general.

A reader-built encyclopedia of evolution, biology, and other sciences. Lots of links on detailed topics of evolution, with a long list of scientific controversies.

EvC Forum–Creation vs. Evolution
Posts legislative bills, daily news items with forum discussions on each. Oklahoma legislative bills often discussed.

Evolution Blog
If you are into blogging and wish to offer your opinion or argue with others about evolution/creationism, this is for you. Some postings are interesting and offer serious points.

Genesis Proclaimed
This site attempts to show that religion and evolution do not need to conflict, that Bible reading Christians do not need to accept ‘Intelligent Design’ or many other creationist ideas. Generally advocates, with logic and history, that the Bible not be interpreted too literally. Check under “Resources.”

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
Established by a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation, this service is a collaboration of Duke, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina. This center plays a critical role in organizing and synthesizing evolutionary knowledge useful to policy makers, government agencies, educators and society.

Index to Creationist Claims
This Talk Origins site attempts, as much as possible, to make it easy to find rebuttals and references from the scientific community to any and all of the various creationist claims. It is updated frequently.

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
This online book from the National Academy of Science summarizes the overwhelming observational evidence for evolution and suggests effective ways of teaching the subject.

Evolution vs. Creationism
This site, part of the Science in the 21st Century course in the Physics Department at Syracuse University, provides a wide variety of useful links.

Evolutionary Biology Resources
This site for the Evolutionary Biology class at Saint Anselm College provides a list of cyberresources that deal with intersting issues in evolutionary biology.

Introduction to Evolutionary Biology
This FAQ from the Talk Origins site offers a brief introduction to evolutionary biology and attempts to explain basics of the theory of evolution and correct many of the misconceptions.

The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
An online version of Darwin’s classic book on human evolution.

The Truth about the “Santorum Amendment” Language on Evolution
This site gives links to the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” to show that the Santorum Amendment was not included in the that law.

Common Misconceptions about Evolution by Dr. Massimo Pigliucci
An essay explaining some of the common misconceptions about evolution.

Darwiniana and Evolution
Includes lots of links about Darwin and Wallace, as well as links to information on many evolution vs. creationism subjects.

Reptile-to-Mammal Transitionary Fossils
A Talk.Origins FAQ detailing an exquisitely complete series of fossils for the reptile-mammal intermediates, ranging from the pelycosauria, therapsida, cynodonta, up to primitive mammalia.

A molecular timescale of eukaryote evolution and the rise of complex multicellular life
A research article from the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Wedgie World
A blog that discusses and explores how Intelligent Design (ID) is pulling a ‘wedgie’ on science.

The Flagellum Unspun
The Collapse of “Irreducible Complexity.” Kenneth Miller shows the fallacy of one of the ID creationists’ main arguments. “As an icon of anti-evolution, the flagellum has fallen.”

Massimo’s Skeptic Page
Massimo Pigliucci’s site with excellent lectures and essays, some downloadable, including “Why Creationism Isn’t Science” and “Evolution: Is It a Logical Fallacy.” The latter lecture was given at OU on 27 January 2005 — and the answer is a very clear “NO.”

Creation and Intelligent Design Watch
Monitors developments in the Creation vs Evolution debate, links to news items,articvles and commentaries, information on evolution courses, and more, with a regular column by Eugenie Scott

Darwin Day Celebration
Schedule of Darwin Day events worlwide, World press news and events, Darwin’s life, mechanisms of evolution and other resources.

Evolution Topic Index
McGraw-Hill site with links to several good sites not often listed on other evolution links.

The Scopes Monkey Trial
A British analysis of the famous trial in Dayton, TN in 1925.

Defender’s Guide to Science and Creation: Evolution
Solid arguments showing why creationists’ claims fall short. This thorough and well-written essay has links to many original source documents.

Creation Science Debunked
Explanations of why creationist arguments are not scientific.

Center for Inquiry Transnational
Promotes and defends reason, science and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor.

Paul Z. Myers’ (University of Minnesota Morris) science site with excellent current coverage of evolution and more.

Society for the Study of Evolution
News, meetings,resources for educators, evolution links.

Evolution on the Front Lines
AAAS press room site with questions and answers on evolution and ID, current news and more.

Evolution, Science and Society
A white paper developed by several major scientific societies.

Evolution Resources From the National Academies
The site allows easy access to books, position statements, and additional resources on evolution education and research. These materials have been produced by the National Academies and other sources.

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Publisher of the “Skeptical Inquirer” magazine often has articles debunking creationist claims.

Oklahoma Academy of Science publications
Includes Dr. Sharon Young’s series of articles titled ‘ From the President’s Desk,’ written while she headed OAS. Good discussions of the evolution/ID/creationist conflict.

Take a Stand for Science
This excellent site by Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) on how to take a stand for science and support evolution education has suggestions for meeting with public officials, school boards, etc. and how to communicate on TV, with newspapers, etc. Contains useful PowerPoint presentations that can be modified.

Evolution Research News
The Students’ Guide to Evolution News and Research

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