Chapter 1 Outline

“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense

except in the Light of Evolution”

What Is Evolution? Is It Fact or Theory?

The Evolution of Evolutionary Biology

  • Before Darwin
  • Charles Darwin
  • Darwin’s evolutionary theory
  • Evolutionary biology after Darwin
  • The evolutionary synthesis
  • Evolutionary biology since the synthesis

How Evolution Is Studied

Philosophical Issues

  • Ethics, religion, and evolution