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View Resource First Primates

This video presents information on the ancestry of primates. The search for the earliest primate is shown as research is conducted in both the Badlands of Wyoming and at the University of Florida. Additional links with this video include a presentation of primate heritage, a question and answer session with Dr. Mary Silcox at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, and an extra video on primates and...
View Resource Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of the video gives a history of Darwin's work in the two decades previous to writing his book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859. His voyage to the South American Galapagos Islands is recalled, where he marveled over hundreds of specimens of plants and animals. He was particularly interested in the birds of the islands and their varying characteristics. Upon his return to England he...
View Resource Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, Chapter 5

The video of Chapter 5 begins with a trial reenactment in which the prosecution calls its' first witness, Dr. Ken Miller. There is an effort to present to the court the concept of evolution and the evidence that supports it. The video then transitions to interviews in which the ideas of evolution and intelligent design are presented. One expert states that transitional fossils could support...
View Resource The Future of Mining Under the Sea

In this short video from Tuesday's Science Times is a special issue on the year ahead in science, including a story on mining for rare earth elements under the sea.