This links will help you to understand the concepts of evolution.



charles darwin in 1881http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin



This link is about the history of Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882). Very good for an initial lecture.

Your best publication was "On The Origin of Species" in 1853. He established that all Species of life have descended over time from common ancestry, and proposed the Scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called NATURAL SELECTION.




1 Life

1.1 Childhood and education

1.2 Voyage of the Beagle

1.3 Inception of Darwin's evolutionary theory

1.4 Overwork, illness, and marriage

1.5 Preparing the theory of natural selection for publication

1.6 Publication of the theory of natural selection

1.7 Responses to publication

1.8 Descent of Man, sexual selection, and botany

1.9 Death and legacy

2 Children

3 Religious views

4 Social interpretations

4.1 Eugenics

4.2 Social Darwinism the origin of species

5 Commemoration

6 Works

7 See also

8 Notes

9 Citations

10 References

11 External links




The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online is the largest and most widely consulted edition of the writings of Darwin ever published. More copies of Darwin's works have been downloaded from Darwin Online than have been printed by all publishers of the past 180 years combined.
This website contains over 99,000 pages of searchable text and 213,000 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals. The majority of these have been edited and annotated here for the first time with more than 4,700 original editorial notes.



http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution and http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/index.html




Topics: Pre-Darwinian Theories, Darwin and Natural Selection, Evidence of Evolution.




To mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species', the BBC aired a season of landmark TV and radio programmes.

Simple yet profound, Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the most influential scientific ideas ever conceived. Even today, its conclusions and implications impact religion, politics, economics and art as well as our understanding of the natural world.




(University of California, Berkeley)
Understanding Evolution. Your one-stop source for information on evolution. The site includes numerous resources for teaching about evolution.





Contribute to some genuine evolutionary research by observing banded snails and submitting your findings to this Europe-wide scientific project.

Did you know that thanks to a common little snail you can find in your garden, in the park or under a hedge, you can see evolution in your own back yard?

OK, so evolution is a very slow process. Life on Earth started about three-and-a-half billion years ago! It's the tiny changes accumulating over a long, long time that got us here. And you can see some of those tiny steps by joining the Evolution MegaLab.


animal evolution



Very complete site.




DNA to Darwin.

Charles Darwin knew almost nothing about genetics. Many biologists of his time thought that the characteristics of parents were blended in the offspring. The problem with this, which Darwin appreciated, was that after a few generations any variation would be blended away, giving natural selection nothing to work on.

Darwin devoted much thought to this issue but never found a satisfactory answer. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that scientists generally agreed how their increasing understanding of genetics was consistent with natural selection and evolution. This was called the ‘modern synthesis’ and today it forms the basis of evolutionary biology. One of the creators of the modern synthesis, Theodosius Dobzhansky, memorably said that:

“… nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”.




Richard Dawkins


Richard Dawkins portrait'the gene is the principal unit of selection in evolution'.


He is a British ehtologist, evolutionary biologist, atheist and author.
Dawkins came to prominence with his book 'The Selfilh Gene', which popularised the
gene-centered view of evolution.

He is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. In his book 'The Blind Watchmaker', he argued against the watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms. Instead, he described evolutionary processes as analogous to a blind watchmaker.


He has since written several popular science books, and makes regular television and radio appearances, predominantly discussing these topics.

In his book 'The God Delusion', Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that religious faith is a delusion — a fixed false belief.

As of January 2010 the English-language version has sold more than two million copies and had been translated into 31 languages, making it his most popular book to date.




1 Biography

1.1 Personal life

2 Work

2.1 Evolutionary biology

2.1.1 Meme

2.2 Criticism of creationism

2.3 Advocacy of atheism

2.4 Richard Dawkins Foundation

2.5 Other fields

3 Awards and recognition

4 Media

4.1 Selected publications

4.2 Documentary films

4.3 Other appearances

5 Notes

6 References

7 External links




The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.



Richard Dawkins's Books:


Published in Portuguese - Brazil by Companhia das Letras
O Gene Egoísta O Relojoeiro Cego A Escalada do Monte Improvável O Capelão do Diabo A grande história da Evolução Deus Um Delírio O maior espetáculo da Terra
o gene egoísta o relojoeiro cego a escalada do monte improvável o capelão do diabo a grande história da evolução Deus um delírio o maior espetáculo da Terra
Published in English
The Selfish Gene
The Blind Watchmaker
Climbing Mount Improbable
A Devil's Chaplain
The Ancestor's Tale
The God Delusion
The Greatest Show on Earth
the selfish gene the blind watchmaker climbing mount improbable a devil's chaplain the ancestor's tale the god delusion the greatest show on earth
The Extended Phenotype
River Out of Eden
Unweaving the Rainbow
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
the extended phenotype river out of eden unweaving the rainbow       the magic of reality





The Darwin Experience - The Story of the Man and his THEORY OF EVOLUTION

by John Van Wyhe

National GeographicThe Darwin Experience - back


The Darwin ExperineceCelebrating both the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the electrifying publication of On the Origin of Species, here's the story of the man and the theory that opened a new chapter in the history of science—transformed into an engaging interactive experience that invites readers to unfold natural selection, evolution, and their challenging implications just as Darwin's contemporaries did a century and a half ago.


Combining science, travel, culture, and history, this book is an elegant, richly illustrated volume that offers not just hundreds of full-color photographs but also a trove of removable facsimile documents that bring the subject alive.



The Darwin Experinece - in



These fascinatingly diverse memorabilia include letters, maps, photographs, sketches, newspaper articles, and more, providing telling glimpses of Darwin's life as never before, from his early expedition aboard the Beagle to his meticulous, seemingly arcane research in the Galápagos Islands to the practical observations and theoretical conclusions that won him a pivotal place in the history of science.









My issue was a gift from my friend Luciene Ribeiro Dias.








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