Study Guide

Evidence of Evolution Topics

The History of Evolutionary Thought

Before we tackle evidence of evolution head-on, let's briefly review the history of evolutionary...

Geology

The first important piece of evidence came from geology. We know now that the earth is...

Fossils

For early evolutionists, fossils were an important source of evidence for evolution. Fossils show...

Biogeography

Biogeography…break down the word, and it's the geography of biology, or the study of...

Comparative Anatomy

Need more convincing? Comparative anatomy provides more important and compelling evidence for...

Development

We already talked about how anatomical structures can be pretty similar between different...

Molecular Biology

The early evolutionary thinkers didn't have cool molecular biology tools, like DNA sequencing, to...

Evolution in Action

In case you're not convinced yet that evolution really happens, we have one more piece of...

Common Mistakes

Remember, rudiments are present only in a developing organism—they're evolutionary...

Test Your Knowledge

1. List at least two ways in which fossils provide evidence that evolution has occurred.2. What...

Made From Trees

Audesirk, T. & Audesirk, G. (1999). Biology: Life on Earth (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:...