Ideas in Science

Theories, Hypotheses, and Laws

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D., Anne E. Egger, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

The History of Evolutionary Thought

Understanding Evolution - A detailed look at the research and evidence leading to the theory of evolution.

On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces

An interactive java applet by Ben Fry (benfry.com) that shows how Darwin’s Origin of Species was changed and updated over six editions as he uncovered new data about natural selection.

Biography

Charles Darwin - young

Charles Darwin - Biography 1

Alfred Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

Classics

Essays on the Theory of the Earth

G. Cuvier - Full text of this classic 1827 work.

On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type

Letter from Alfred Russel Wallace to Charles Darwin (1858).

News & Events

Fast-reproducing microbes provide a window on natural selection.

From the New York Times

Research

Tiktaalik roseae

The original research site of the scientists that discovered the fossil link between fish and early amphibians.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education