Chapter 22 Outline

Creationism and Science

  • Creationism
  • The nature of science

The Evidence for Evolution

  • The fossil record
  • Phylogenetic and comparative studies
  • Genes and genomes
  • Biogeography
  • Failures of the argument from design
  • Evolution, and its mechanisms, observed

The Uses and Implications of Evolutionary Science

  • Evolution by natural selection: A broad and flexible concept
  • Practical applications of evolutionary science
  • Using organisms’ adaptations
  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Conservation
  • Health and medicine

Evolution and Human Behavior

  • Variation in cognitive and behavioral traits
  • Human behavior: Evolution and culture
  • Understanding nature and humanity