How does evolutionary biology differ from other sciences? What does this difference mean with regard to how hypotheses are tested?
What is typology or essentialism?
What is teleology?
How does Darwin do away with Determinism? Why does Mayr state: “Despite the initial resistance by physicists and philosophers, the role of contingency and chance in natural processes is now almost universally acknowledged.”
Evolution in Action, J. Weiner, 2005
What did a group of molecular biologists discover while working with the Grants on Daphne Major Island?
Know one example of how humans have been acting as the selective agent on an animal species.
The Illusion of Design, R. Dawkins, 2005
What simple little algorithm does Dawkins write in a phrase?
According to Dennett, what is the greatest barrier to the public’s acceptance of Darwin’s idea?
Can positive evidence against evolution be found?
Does the unpleasantness of a proposition have any bearing on its truth?
Is evolution a theory?
Why Should Students Learn Evolution? B.J. Alters & S. Alters, 2001
Know some examples of how understanding evolution has practical considerations affecting day-to-day life.
Why do organisms have a variety of non-adaptive features that coexist amidst those that are adaptive?