Lewis and Clark of Virginia (2)
This video discusses Jefferson's affinity with the West. Professionally produced video, originally for students in Virginia.

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Darwin Reconsidered: Darwin's Original Sin
Part of a series of lectures organised by the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture discussing the religious and philosophical implications of Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Part of Darwin 200, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin's Birth.
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2.3 Skin pigmentation and pattern
In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants could illuminate the mechanisms of natural evolution.
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In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants could illuminate the mechanisms of natural evolution.
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Learning outcomes
In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.
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Discoveries and breakthroughs inside science
These videos are intended for users of local English and Spanish newscasts all over the United States. The videos promote awareness of and appreciation for scientists’ and engineers’ roles in everyday life by providing accurate and peer-reviewed science and engineering information covering many current developments in everyday devices and systems. The videos have been produced by the American Institute of Physics and are supported by science, engineering and mathematical societies.
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Evolution: artificial selection and domestication
In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants c
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What I Could Teach Darwin Using "Darwin 2000"
A laboratory to demonstrate the use of the "Darwin 2000" website to train undergraduates to use online molecular databases and analysis tools, fostering their understanding of how genes and proteins evolve.
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Charles Darwin
This website offers four online books by Charles Darwin. Books include The Voyage of the Beagle, Origin of Species, Origin of Species 6th Edition and The Decent of Man. Users can also follow links to other online books and authors.
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Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
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Charles Darwin-David Attenborough-BBC Documentary, Part 1
In this BBC documentary, David Attenborough discusses Darwin and his theory of evolution and is suitable for high school students. Run time 09:34.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part I
Part 1 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains how the peer review of scientific ideas creates an important difference between science and religion. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:59 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part II
Part 2 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to undermine the anti-evolution movement. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:59 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part III
Part 3 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He uses the flagella to explain how the idea of irreducible complexity, as advocated by intelligent design supporters, is not valid. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:27 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part IV
Part 4 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to explain how recent discoveries of transitional species support the theory of evolution. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background.  5:21 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part V
Part 5 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains how the comparison of chimpanzee and human genomes supports the theory of evolution. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 6:00 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part VI
Part 6 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains the history of the Intelligent Design textbook "Of Pandas and People" and how it was used to win the Dover trial. He points out the importance of the battle in the state of Texas. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:27 min.
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Lessons From the Dover Trial - Part VII
Part 7 from Dr. Ken Miller's "God, Darwin, and Design- Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial" lecture at U of Texas- Austin. Dr. Miller uses news clippings and humor to show the anti-evolution movement. He explains how the anti-evolution movement tries to convince people to make it a debate over God vs. Anti-God. Includes a clip from Dr. Miller's interview on the Colbert Report. Inset video of Dr. Miller giving the lecture with his powerpoint presentation in the background. 9:50 min.
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Dennis Hong - My Seven Species of Robot
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success. Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa -- a Virginia Tech robotics lab that has pioneered several breakthroughs in robot design and engineering. Robots are often inspired by nature, incorporat
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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)
In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. Texts in this course deal with pre- and post-Darwinian treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the eighteenth century. We will give some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanisms in artificial intelligence. Our reading will be in
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