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Evolution: How We Know it Happened & Why it Matters

A Skeptic video on YouTube with Dr. Donald Prothero:

Dr. Donald Prothero

The hottest cultural controversy of 2005 was the Intelligent Design challenge to the theory of evolution, being played out in classrooms and courtrooms across America. The crux of the argument made by proponents of Intelligent Design is that the theory of evolution is in serious trouble. They claim that the evidence for evolution is weak, the gaps in the theory are huge, and that these flaws should be taught to students. In this brilliant synthesis of scientific data and theory, Occidental College geologist, paleontologist, and evolutionary theorist Dr. Donald Prothero will present the best evidence we have that evolution happened, why Darwins theory still matters, and what the real controversies are in evolutionary biology.

Dr. Donald Prothero teaches Physical and Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology, and Paleontology. His specialties are mammalian paleontology and magnetic stratigraphy of the Cenozoic. His current research focuses on the dating of the climatic changes that occurred between 30 and 40 million years ago, using the technique of magnetic stratigraphy. He is the author of “Evolution of the Earth,” “Bringing Fossils to Life,” “After the Dinosaurs,” “Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals,” and the textbook “Sedimentary Geology.”

The Lists of 2010

A collection of the customary lists for 2010:

The Top Features of the Year 2010 (Nature)
Award-Winning Stories in Science (Science)
Breakthrough of the Year / Insights of the Decade (Science)
Readers’ choices: Top 10 stories of 2010 (Scientific American)
The weirdest of 2010’s Weird Science (Ars Technica)
Top 10 Stories of 2010 (Smithsonian Magazine)
The Top Dinosaur Discoveries of 2010 (Smithsonian Magazine)
Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2010 (NCSE)
‘Project Censored’ lists top stories that go unreported (CSMonitor)
Bad Faith Awards 2010 (New Humanist)
2010’s Worst Disasters in Photos (AOL News)
The Top 10 Everything of 2010 (Time)
Top 10 Windows downloads of 2010 (The Download Blog)
12 Best Internet Memes and Viral Videos of 2010 (Paste)
List of billionaires for 2010 (Forbes)
Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Actors (Forbes)
Top Movies for 2010 (IMDB, Vanity Fair, Roger Ebert, Newsweek, NPR, NY Times, Carpetbagger)
Top 100 BitTorrent Searches of 2010
Top Music Albums of 2010 (All Music, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Spin, Pitchfork, Paste, NPR)
Top Books of 2010 (Publisher’s Weekly, Gawker)
2010 Notable Books for Children (Smithsonian Magazine)
Word of the Year 2010 (Merriam-Webster)
50 Wonderful Things From 2010 (NPR, Monkey See)
You’re Out: 20 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade (HuffPo, pictures)

Top Lists 2010 (Google)