First, I am so impressed with everyone’s responses to S-Little’s question. I toyed with the idea of writing out what I should have written, taking into account your comments on the question – but that didn’t seem fair. I will share my immediate response to her but would love it if you can provide suggestions […]
In honour of the S3.0 blogging contest about evolution, I’ve included a photo of finches from the Galapagos. As a geneticist, I should have been ecstatic about visiting a home in the Galapagos where I could ‘interact’ with lots of finches. But I was TERRIFIED!
Yes, the title is inflammatory so let me explain. My young friend (she is eight) has a lot of questions and this was one posed to me the other day. I am paraphrasing so I’ll try to explain our conversation a bit more.
How do you teach evolution? This was a challenge put forward by one of my Board members a few years ago and I tried, I really did. We had a few activities that helped with the concept of natural selection but I don’t know if we managed to help teens understand evolution. When I hear […]
I sent out a call via twitter yesterday: Best (short) definition of evolution? Hard to find one that isn’t misinterpreted. And now, there is a competition! Please go to Naturally Selected (@f1000) to see the prizes. You can submit your responses on twitter with #evo140 tag or leave your definition in comments. If you leave comments […]