Hybridization in Evolution

Hybridization is the interbreeding between two different species that results in novel offspring. Hybridization, though rare, is a powerful driver of evolution.

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Integral Model of Biological Evolution

Since the Modern Synthesis, many new discoveries have added to our understanding of how evolution works.   We now have a more...

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What Genes Make Us Human?

Thanks to the growing field of genomics, we can now learn what genes make us truly human. The duplication of DUF1220, which is expressed in brain cells, may give humans our uniquely large brains.

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Natural Genetic Engineering

Natural Genetic Engineering “can be compared to erector sets, LEGOs, carpentry, architecture or computer programming,”  writes...

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Evolution of Evolutionary Theory

Evolution is a fact. Our models for understanding how evolution happens are called theories. Just as life evolves, so too do theories evolve. With evidence from genetics, Darwin's Theory became the Modern Synthesis. Now, with DNA sequence data, the theory of evolution has expanded again to give us the most complete picture for understanding how life on Earth came to be.

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Evolution in Paradise

It was no coincidence that both Darwin and Wallace, pioneers of the theory of evolution by natural selection, had traveled extensively in the lush and biodiverse tropics.

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Video Interview by Jack Butler

Jack Butler, a social entrepreneur, executive coach, workshop leader, speaker and host of "Wisdom of the World" interviews Cathy about the Epic of Evolution.

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Light of Evolution

To paraphrase Theodosius Dobzhansky, "Nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution." This could be the motto for the Epic of Evolution.

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Evolution of this Site

This web site and the intentions behind it have evolved over the years. Here is the story of how this site has evolved.

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Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley's book shows how the evolution of our collective intelligence allows us to trade and to specialize, which in turn increases our prosperity.

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Flourish

Martin Seligman's book offers "A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being" and a way of flourishing in the future.

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Evolution in the 21st Century

James Shapiro - Evolution: a view from the 21 st century (2011). FT Press: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

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History of this site

Just as life and the universe change over time, so too has this site changed over time.  Here is a brief history of this Epic of Evolution...

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New and Improved

Welcome to the new and improved Epic of Evolution web site. I hope that you find this new site easier to navigate, easier to look at, and...

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Journey of the Universe

Narrated by Briane Swimme, this lavish documentary invites viewers to explore the origins of the universe, the emergence of life, and the rise of humans.

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Lynn Margulis

“The stories of evolution have the power to unite all peoples.” ~ Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan

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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

"Beneath the awesome diversity and complexity of modern knowledge, there is an underlying unity and coherence." David Christian

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Thank God for Evolution!: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World

by Michael Dowd “Without a meaningful evolutionary worldview it’s impossible to understand yourself, your world, or...

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