The greater the differences in the DNA, ...the longer
the time since two organisms shared a common ancestor. This
DNA evidence for evolution has confirmed evolutionary
relationships derived from other observations.
U.S. National Academy of Sciences,
Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science (1996).
Who Is This For?
This textbook is ideal for:
- Secondary School teachers of Biology who wish to deepen their own understanding of the
strengths and weaknesses of modern evolutionary theory and who want to incorporate enquiry-based
learning into their teaching of evolution. Explore Evolution and its accompanying lesson plans
and curricular materials can help all teachers enrich their coverage of evolution and
develop the critical-thinking skills of their students in the middle and upper secondary school.
Explore Evolution also touches on each of the sub-disciplines of biology and
enables students to explore in depth one of the great synthetic theories of biology,
enriching their understanding of its strengths and weaknesses.
- College and university lecturers who teach General Biology courses or
stand-alone courses on evolution. Explore Evolution is an excellent college-level
supplementary textbook providing much more information about the evidence for and against
contemporary Darwinian theory than standard textbooks are able to offer.
- Home school educators who want to provide their students with a
rigorous curriculum in the life sciences that stresses critical thinking skills and
content-rich learning about modern biology and which will prepare them for higher education courses.
- Parents who desire to supplement and enrich their children's school
instruction in biological evolution in preparation for
college or university.
- Interested adults who wish to inform themselves about the
scientific debates over key aspects of modern evolutionary theory.