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Developing Marine Ecosystems (September 18-22)

Our topic this week  is the rise of animal life and the early development of marine communities. A good place to start on the Web is at Queen’s University’s Ediacaran fauna page. (Canadians are big on the earliest rocks and … Continue reading

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The First Record: The Oldest Fossils (September 11-15)

Hard to believe we’re already in the fourth week. We will begin with continued discussions of origins, especially hypotheses about the origin of life. Please be sure to look at the links listed for last week on this topic. We … Continue reading

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The Very Beginning: Origin of the Universe, the Early Earth & Life (September 4-8)

We’ll start the week finishing the biological basis of evolution, and then work into physical origins. Please review the links from last week, especially on DNA. Here’s a cool YouTube video of the “known universe” produced by the American Museum … Continue reading

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Mechanisms of Organic Change: Evolution (August 28 – September 1)

Lots of material this week. Note that you do not need to read every word of every source. These are supplementary resources for your understanding of the topics. Start with a good definition of evolution, for you will soon see … Continue reading

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