This note covers the following
topics: What is Evolution, Common Misconceptions about Evolution, Genetic
Variation, Evolution within a Lineage, Mechanisms that Decrease Genetic
Variation, Mechanisms that Increase Genetic Variation, The Development of
Evolutionary Theory, Evolution Among Lineages, Scientific Standing of Evolution
and its Critics, Importance of Evolution in Biology.
This publication provides information and resources that teachers and
administrators can use to inform themselves, their students, parents, and others
about evolution and the role of science in human affairs.