February 07, 2004

Darwin lives!

In the wake of the Georgia schools' argument about evolution, here's a brand new website which addresses the teaching of the subject. It's huge, and it's fascinating. Quoting Carl Zimmer, one of its creators,

Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Foundation, it charts the history of evolutionary thought (both before and after Darwin), and lays out the different lines of evidence supporting evidence for evolution, as well as its relevance to everyday life. It addresses some of the common misconceptions about evolution, and lays out the nature of scientific inquiry.

It's from Berkeley; given the crisis in California's higher education funding, no wonder they had to look for grants elsewhere.

Posted by Linkmeister at February 7, 2004 10:42 AM