Evolutionary BiologyCharles Darwin III: Descent with modification

by Alfred Rosenberger, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life

S. Abedon, Ohio State U. - An outline of concepts and terms associated with Darwin's idea of descent with modification.

Darwin's Finches

R. Rothman, RIT - Information on the taxonomy of the Galapagos finches.


PBS - A comprehensive, content-rich site on the past and possible future implications of evolution.

The Tree of Life

A collaborative Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity.

Darwin Correspondence Project

Cambridge University Library


Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin - Autobiography

Robert Chambers
Robert Chambers


Acceptance Speech on Receiving the Darwin-Wallace Medal

Alfred Wallace

Charles Darwin on Phylogeny and "Tree-thinking"

Read how Darwin compared the paths of descent to trunks, branches, stems and twigs.

Charles Darwin - His Writings

J. van Wyhe, the British Library - A description of the major works of Darwin including links to the text of these works.

News & Events

Evolutionary Fast Forward: Finch Adaptation

National Geographic

Did humans evolve a taste for wine?

Wine Spectator

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.


Phylogeny of Life

UCMP Exhibit Hall - explore the ancestor/descendant relationships which connect all organisms.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


An Origin of Species

PBS - An interactive tool that demonstrates the concept of descent with modification in a population of birds known as honeycreepers.

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Sir William Bragg