Darwin’s Theory of Evolution revolutionized scientific thinking. Since the publication of The Origin of Species 147 years ago, this theory has been extensively and rigorously tested. Overwhelming scientific evidence from many disciplines exists to support this theory. From the vast body of scientific evidence that has accumulated, we have come to an understanding of all areas of the biological world - from our cells and DNA to our lakes and forests. Evolutionary principles are the foundation of all modern biology and have led to major advances in fields as diverse as molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, behavior, and paleontology. As such, evolutionary theory is a fundamental and necessary component of modern science education.
The journal will connect teachers with scientists by adapting cutting-edge, peer reviewed articles for classroom use on a variety of instructional levels. Teachers and scientists will collaborate on multi-authored papers and offer tools for teachers such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts and powerpoint presentations.
- General review articles about evolution
- The teaching of evolution
- Evolution and society: medicine
- Evolution and society: creationism and social Darwinism
- Profiles of prominent evolutionary biologists, educators, politicians etc.
Additional Features include
- Editor's page/column/blog
- Letters from the Trenches
- Evolution in the news
- This Month in Evolutionary History
- Op Ed pieces
- Fighting Back: What's wrong with ID/Creationism
- Honors, awards, news and announcements
- What's new on the web
- Q & A with evolutionists
- Curriculum Corner. Ideas on teaching evolution - what works, what does not