Here is some research for everyone on these difficult subjects. Something here may help in your Evolution debates.
The Complete Human Evolution Evidence Database
“All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
See college-level Evolution class materials, now available to the public, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Each part of this curriculum guide organizes HHMI resources that pertain to Evolution. See 20 pages of resources:
The Library of Evolution
Great documentary with TONS of Facts Of Evolution (Cassiopeia Project)
Mechanisms Of Evolution (Cassiopeia Project) (Part 2)
Index to Creationist Claims (Massive Resource)
Irrefutable Proof of Evolution- Part 1 (mtDNA, ERVs, Fusion)
Proof of Evolution - Part 2 (Summation)
Proof of Evolution - Part 3 (Atavisms and Fossils)
Proof of Evolution - Part 4 Embryology
Evidence for Evolution 1-3 (With classical Music)
~The mother lode of Evolution videos! You can view 244 Evolution videos, sorted into 51 playlists:
If you’re a teacher, an autodidact, or simply someone who wants to learn about Evolution, I highly recommend this “Evolution Documentary” site.
It’s a fantastic teaching resource, even if you want to teach only yourself.
~Macroevolution creationist argument debunked:
11th Foundational Falsehood of Creationism
Discovering Religion: Ep 14 - Micro and Macroevolution
Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 19)
LiveLeak.com - Creationist Wheel of Fail: “Macroevolution”
Macroevolution and the argument from ignorance
Talk Reason: arguments against creationism, intelligent design, and religious apologetics
~MYTH: Did you know that it is supposed to take 20,000 years for the carbon 14 in the atmosphere to reach equilibrium?
How Good are those Young-Earth Arguments: Radiocarbon Dating
Evolution - 101
Did Humans Evolve From Ancestral Great Apes?
DNA may prove so. Crash Course In DNA
Refuting creationists arguments - A brief guide of 19
TheThinkingAtheist - Top Ten Creationist Arguments - Part 1
TheThinkingAtheist - Top Ten Creationist Arguments - Part 2
Top 25 Creationist Fallacies
40 Fallacies and Tactics Creationists use (And Why you should avoid them)
Top 15 Misconceptions about Evolution
Top 10 Myths about Evolution(And How We Know It Really Happened
How To Shut Up Pesky Creationists - Easy to understand evidence for a common ape-like human/chimp ancestor.
Irreducible complexity cut down to size
Evolution Of Irreducible Complexity Explained
Irreducible Complexity and Michael Behe
Do Biochemical Machines Show Intelligent Design?
Irreducible Complexity Demystified
Molecular Evolution - ‘Irreducible Complexity’ Gets Reduced
Irreducible Complexity proven to evolve
Misconceptions about evolution
Unfortunately, many people have persistent misconceptions about evolution. Some are simple misunderstandings—ideas that develop in the course of learning about evolution, possibly from school experiences and/or the media. Other misconceptions may stem from purposeful attempts to misrepresent evolution and undermine the public’s understanding of this topic.
Browse the lists below to learn about common misconceptions regarding evolution, as well as clarifications of these misconceptions.
Additional information on this topic:
Evolution 101: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_01
More lines of evidence for evolution:
Frequently asked questions about evolution:
PBS Evolution Library: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/
Evolution: Fact and Theory:
15 evolutionary gems: http://www.nature.com/nature/newspdf/evolutiongems.pdf
Evolution is a scientific fact:
Evolution teaching resources: http://www.evoled.org/
Human Evolution: http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence
Defending science from religion – creationism vs. evolution
New Discoveries of Fossil Mammals - Filling in the blanks
Theory becomes FACT!!! First Large-Scale Formal Quantitative Test Confirms Darwin’s Theory of Universal Common Ancestry
Popular online ministry burns copy of Darwin’s book “Origin of the Species”
Evidence of self organization in molecules as a precursor to life.
Evolution: Fact Or Theory?
Polling creationism and evolution around the world
Scientists Capture Evolution in the Lab - New Species Can ‘Reset’ Their Genetic Program, Research Shows +Video
Evolution vs. Creationism: Listen to the Scientists
The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science
Science and Evolution
6 Part Video Series:
How Evolution Is Scientific Part 1: Observational Data
How Evolution Is Scientific Part 2: Accurate Predictions
How Evolution Is Scientific Part 3: Logic
How Evolution Is Scientific Part 4: Open to Criticism
How Evolution Is Scientific Part 5: Accurate Information
How Evolution Is Scientific Part 6: No Presuppositions
~Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Most Astounding Fact (Neil deGrasse Tyson, HD)
The Colbert Report - Bill O’Reilly proves the existence of God, but then Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how tides change.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Intelligent Design
Neil deGrasse Tyson DESTROYS intelligent design.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Greatest Sermon Ever
The Erosion of Progress by Religions
Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1)
Neil Tyson presentation about intelligent design
Neil deGrasse Tyson Website
Richard Dawkins - Evolution from bacteria to apes - Speech
Richard Dawkins on Evolution - Interview [FULL]
Richard Dawkins: “Evolution is a fact!” (Barnes and Noble, NYC, 2009-10-21) Speech
Richard Dawkins on Why Evolution Trumps Creationism (1 - 5)
Intelligent Design : The Human Eye
The Evolution of the Eye (2010) - Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins Website
The true origin of “intelligent design”
Misconception: “Gaps in the fossil record disprove evolution.”
Response: The fact that some transitional fossils are not preserved does not disprove evolution. Evolutionary biologists do not expect that all transitional forms will be found and realize that many species leave no fossils at all. Lots of organisms don’t fossilize well and the environmental conditions for forming good fossils are not that common. So, science actually predicts that for many evolutionary changes there will be gaps in the record.
Also, scientists have found many transitional fossils. For example, there are fossils of transitional organisms between modern birds and their theropod dinosaur ancestors, and between whales and their terrestrial mammal ancestors.
~Transitional Fossils, Transitional Forms, Missing Links
Bradyns Blog: Transitional Fossils
~Discovering Religion 7-22
Discovering Religion: Ep 07 - Transitional Species
Discovering Religion: Ep 08 - Archaeopteryx
Discovering Religion: Ep 09 - Vestigial Organs (1 of 2)
Discovering Religion: Ep 09 - Vestigial Organs (2 of 2)
Discovering Religion: Ep 10 - Neanderthal
Discovering Religion: Ep 11 - Human Origin
Discovering Religion: Ep 12 - Arrival of Man
Discovering Religion: Ep 13 - Predictive Power of Evolution
Discovering Religion: Ep 14 - Micro and Macroevolution
Discovering Religion: Ep 15 - Past Supression of Science
Discovering Religion: Ep 16 - Embryonic Stem Cells & Capital Punishment
Discovering Religion: Ep 17 - One Nation ABOVE God
Discovering Religion: Ep 18 - God’s Law vs. Christ’s Grace
Discovering Religion: Ep 19 - If America Became a Christian Nation (1-3)
Discovering Religion: Ep 20 - Secular vs. Biblical Morality
Discovering Religion: Ep 21 - Ultimate Accountability and The Loss of Free Will
Discovering Religion: Ep 22 - Moral Absolutes and The Motivation to be Moral (1-2)
John Collier’s 1883 portrait of Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin Documentary
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1-5)
David Attenborough on Charles Darwin’s legacy
“Evolution is not just a theory … it is a historical fact,” says Sir David in an interview filmed by the science journal Nature. He discusses how Darwin’s work influenced his career
Charles Darwin & Evolution BBC News Documentary (1-4)
Aronra The Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism
Complete Series (1-15)
This an excellent series of educational videos by Youtube user Aronra.
In addition to providing a great deal of interesting information on evolution, these videos explore the various arguments used by creationists and the fallacies they contain.
1. Exploring the idea that accepting evolution is tantamount to declaring atheism, or that one need be creationist to be Christian.
2. Exploring the erroneous notion that the holy scriptures were written by God, rather than be subject to the errs of humanity 9:56
3. Exploring the notion of absolute truth and how revealing that would actually more of a fallacy than regular truth. 19:55
4. My attempt to explain empirical inquiry as a rational alternative to the false propaganda propagated on faith. 29:54
5. Disputing the canard that evolution is a religion, and therefore somehow equal to creationism. 39:53
6. Taking on common Creationist canards relating to what evolution is and isn’t, and what it does or doesn’t depend on or relate to. 49:52
7. This one deals with the notion that everything must have an intelligently-designed purpose, or it must be random accidents. 59:51
8. This one deals with mutations and “information”. 1:09:50
9. Listing just a handful of the myriad transitional species we’ve found, and that creationists insist do not exist or somehow still don’t count. 1:19.49
10. An abbreviated introductory primer to cladistic phylogenetics, the most compelling and overwhelming evidence of evolution and our place in nature. 1:30.18
11. An abbreviated introductory primer to classicist phylogenetic, the most compelling and overwhelming evidence of evolution and our place in nature. 1:40.33
12. An abbreviated introductory primer to classicist phylogenetic, the most compelling and overwhelming evidence of evolution and our place in nature. 1:50.47
13. Every “evolutionist hoax” ever alleged was either fabricated or misrepresented to such a degree that each contributes to a growing list of creationist frauds. 2:01.21
14(a). The 1st of two-part tirade about creationists’ claims of having evidence, when all they really have are baseless assertions and assumed conclusions supported only by frauds and fallacies. 2:12.20
14(b). The 2nd half of a two-part tirade about creationists’ claims of having evidence, when all they really have are baseless assertions and assumed conclusions supported only by frauds and fallacies. 2:22.20
15 (a) The first of a two-part final installment to this series, explaining what the words, hypothesis, fact, law, and Theory actually are, rather than what creationists want us to think they are. Hint: a scientific theory isn’t a guess, but an explanative study of real phenomenon. 2:32.41
15(b) The second of a two-part explanation of how a scientific theory differs from the uncertain speculation which creationists would like to believe it is. Although this is the final installment to this series, the playlist will also include a sort of epilogue episode which isn’t a necessarily ‘foundational falsehood’ but is still relevant to the topic. 2:43.37
6 Errors in AronRa’s “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism”
Bonus: The Erroneous Association of Evolution and Racism (part 1 - 3) AronRa Speech
AronRa: How could creationism not be dishonest?
~The Talk.Origins Archive
A collection of articles and essays that explore the creationism/evolution controversy from a mainstream scientific perspective. In other words, the authors of most of the articles in this archive accept the prevailing scientific view that the earth is ancient, that there was no global flood, and that evolution is responsible for the earth’s present biodiversity.
~Richard Lenski: E. coli long-term evolution experiment
Science Saved My Soul.
Atheism: The Stars Are On Our Side.
Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me?
Reaching The Stars Is Easy…
This Remarkable Thing
Why Don’t Scientists Fear Hell? The list of theist scientists.
God: The Love Born of Terror.
How To Fight A God.
65 Million Years With A Creationist.
Symphony of Science - The Poetry of Reality (An Anthem for Science)
~Atheists, Christians & dinosaurs co-exist at the Creation Museum
~Paleontology and Creationism Meet but Don’t Mesh
~Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life.
In his lab, Martin Hanczyc makes “protocells,” experimental blobs of chemicals that behave like living cells. His work demonstrates how life might have first occurred on Earth … and perhaps elsewhere too.
Martin Hanczyc explores the path between living and nonliving systems, using chemical droplets to study behavior of the earliest cells.
~Clocks, metabolism, evolution – toward an integrative chronobiology
~Download The Structure of Autocatalytic Sets:
Evolvability, Enablement, and Emergence. This paper presents new results from a detailed study of the structure of autocatalytic sets.
~Hypothesis: Could aliens have created life on Earth?
~Top 10: Dinosaur Myths
~What are your thoughts on the Young Earth Creationists, claiming that the Earth and entire universe is only 6,500 years old? There were multiple booming civilizations prior to that time, discovered cave writings, dino bones, and a mountain of proven scientific facts to the contrary!
Inventing completely fraudulent evidence and spreading it so aggressively, goes beyond belief. It is an outright lie. They know it is…but their average sheeple don’t.
~Did Satan put dinosaur bones in the earth to deceive modern people or did God put them into the earth to test our faith?
~Scientists make dino bones out of plaster!
~Evolution Is A Farce, A Fraud, A Fake And A Faith! By Dr. Don Boys
~Sarah Palin Thinks Humans & Dinosaurs Co-Existed
~Holy crap. : Christine O’Donnell (tea party) apparently believes dinosaur bones are fake!
~The Stars Died For Us
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
Lawrence Krauss (AAI 2009 “A Universe From Nothing”)
The Big Bang Scientific Theory
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