How has the amazing diversity of plants and animals evolved? What can fossils, butterflies, and stickleback fish tell us about the deep common ancestry of all living forms? In four presentations, Dr. Sean B. Carroll and Dr. David M. Kingsley explore how key developmental genes, natural selection, and time fuel the evolutionary process. They also discuss how Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution ignited a revolution in biology that continues to this day.
This DVD set includes detailed chapter search by scientific topic; direct access to animations; English subtitles; interviews with the speakers; special features on genetic switches, selection, stickleback fossils, and visualizing gene activity; and a discussion on evolution and religion featuring two theological experts.
Presented at HHMI's 2005 Holiday Lectures on Science. Two discs, lecture time approx. 240 min.