Media on Evolution

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Carl Copsey

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I have read many books on Evolution. I was wondering what books, DVD's, files, websites, etc. in this category, would be recommended. I'm looking for more material.

Please let me know if you have anything that you may be willing to part with. I have plans to take my youth group through an entire month of Evolution/Creation/Intelligent Design. I will run this when the new school year begins. So I have a few months to prepare. Thanks.
Hey Carl,

I will be graduating in a couple of weeks with a degree in biology & minor in education -- I'll be teaching biology as I work through seminary. Needless to say, I have a fair amount of exposure to evolutionary theory. A really common DVD series that is used is a 4 disc PBS series: Evolution Boxed Set: Liam Neeson (narrator): Movies & TV

I know that particular link is out of stock, but with that maybe you can track down the discs. I would highly recommend this to you -- it is 8 hours total and really paints a broad, comprehensive picture of evolutionary theory without being too technical and you could probably pull several segments of it for your purposes. This full series is actually what a large part of my capstone seminar was about. I will warn you that parts of 'Why Sex?' would probably not be appropriate for your purposes.

I've only seen short clips of these following two, but they are common in the school systems as well: Becoming Human: Narrator: Lance Lewan, Graham Townsley: Movies & TV What Darwin Never Knew: n/a, Paula S. Apsell, Lisa Mirowitz: Movies & TV

This is a common clip from Richard Dawkins:

This is a common lecture from Neil deGrasse Tyson:

A shortened version from his rant at the end (you'll love the title):

And the last video I can recall off the top of my head is a lecture from the author of "Why Evolution is True:"


NOVA | Evolution

Understanding Evolution

Human Evolution by The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program

Again, this is just what pops into my mind first. Most of your big science organizations will have lots: Science, Nature, BBC Science, PBS, National Geographic, etc...

Common books:

Why Evolution is True: Why Evolution Is True: Jerry A. Coyne: 9780143116646: Books

Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body: Neil Shubin: 9780307277459: Books

The Greatest Show on Earth:

Oxygen: Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World (Popular Science) (9780198607830): Nick Lane: Books

Cosmos: Cosmos: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson: 9780345539434: Books

I'm sure I'll think of more as soon as post this, but again, off the top of my head.

So, that's what I have for you at the moment. Unfortunately, I don't think I have anything I can send you -- I don't actually own any of those books or DVDs, I've just interacted with them. I have quite a few textbooks, but I'd prefer not to send them out -- if you're interested I can send you scans of certain chapters if there's a particular topic you're interested in.
My last post was getting a bit long, so I decided to make this separate since it'll be really short -- do you have any recommendations for books, DVDs, or websites that critique evolutionary theory? I've found a few resources, but I would definitely like more.


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