Evolution

"Evolution is the ultimate example of how much a simple learning algorithm can achieve given enough data. Its input is the experience and fate of all living creatures that ever existed. (Now that's big data.) On the other hand, it's been running for over three billion years on the most powerful computer on Earth: Earth itself." Pedro Domingos: The Master Algorithm

"The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms is not to think at all." – Sir Peter Medawar

If you don't believe in evolution, you are a living example of the failure of our education system. The evidence is too strong for denial.


Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Don't Believe It
http://vimeo.com/41921435

Bibliography

Improbable Destinies: Jonathan B. Losos

The Greatest Show on Earth, the Evidence for Evolution: Richard Dawkins

Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters: Donald Prothero

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Daniel Dennett

THE BOOK THAT CHANGED AMERICA,How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation: Randall Fuller

Why Evolution is True: Jerry A Coyne

The Tangled Web: Melvin Konner

Moral Minds, How Nature Designed our universal sense of right and wrong: Marc D. Hauser

Reading in the Brain: Stanislas Dehaene

Darwin, Charles. On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (London: John Murray), 1872 edition [1900 reprint].

Ehrlich, Paul. Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect. Covelo/Washington, D.C.; Island Press, 2000.

Ferris, Timothy. Coming of Age in the Milky Way. New York; Doubleday/Anchor Books, 1988.

Gould, Stephen J. The Structure of Evolutionary Theory (Harvard University Press), 2002.

Wolfram, Stephen. A New Kind of Science (Champaign, Illinois: Wolfram Media Inc.), 2002.

Links

Tree of Life web project.

http://www.harmonize.com/swdroundup/Apollo11.htm [Apollo 11]

http://www.stephenwolfram.com/ [Stephen Wolfram} Official Web Site]

http://www.freethought-web.org/ctrl/stephen_jay_gould.html [Stephen J. Gould Archives]

http://www.annonline.com/interviews/970901/biography.html [Interview with Timothy J. Ferris]

http://www.stanford.edu/group/CCB/Staff/paul.htm [Paul R. Ehrlich]

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/origin.html [Darwin's Origin of Species} First Edition]

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