Welcome to the Sci.Bio.Evolution home page!


I have streamlined this page a bit, adding a simple list of links that may be of some relevance to your area of interest. If you have a link you think should be added, feel free to drop me a line with your candidate URL.

I've arranged these links in a rough set of categories; no scale of "importance" is to be inferred from this listing!

Recent Additions

My personal copy of "The Voyage of the Beagle" was lost when I left my position at the University of Washington, but I've tracked down online versions of several of Darwin's books at this site. I hope they'll meet your needs.

My old pal Jeremy Ahouse and some friends have put together a fun page about adaptationist story-telling. Fun stuff.

  • I've added a couple of links to the "Media Resources" section; one for The New Scientist, and one for Scientific American.
  • Want to win a million bucks? All you have to do is come up with a convincing model of the origin of genetic information! This may sound weird, but it seems to be on the level. Check it out!

    General Evolution Resources

  • The Talk.Origins Archive Site.
  • Origin of Species. This is at the talk.origins site; it's very nicely done.
  • Evolution Links Page.
  • Evolution: Theory and History
  • Harvard's evolution and biosciences page.
  • The Tree of Life
  • The "Evolution Update" page; this is a good source of recent news and research on the subject.

    "Artificial Life"

    I group here several links to things concerning computer simulations of evolution and computer programs that produce interesting biological-like structure.
  • Artificial Life Online
  • Artificial Life Resources
  • Tierra, the Evolution Simulator
  • A very interesting research paper by Wirt Atmar on the simulation of evolution. There are links here to other interesting papers as well.

    Human Evolution

    I group here items relating specifically to human evolution, as opposed to biological evolution in general.
  • The Human Evolution Education Network
  • sci.anthropology.paleo Home Page, The
  • The "Evolutionary Values"Page

    Fossils etc.

    Many people instantly connect evolution with fossils, the fossil record, and abiogenesis. I group these topics together:
  • Burgess Shale Fossils
  • Dinosauria Online
  • Local Fossils of Santa Cruz County, California
  • Origin of Life: The Astronomical, Chemical and Biological Aspects
  • Links for Paleobotanists. An excellent compendium of an underemphasized field, with remarkably good response time for US browsers.
  • The "El Dinosaurio!" page. This is very interesting; the Royal Tyrrell Museum is running, in March 1998, a joint expedition with some Argentinian colleagues to look for new Patagonian dinosaurs. This site has field reports, photos, allows users to ask questions for later answer, and lots of other good stuff. Check it out!

    Molecular and Biotech resources

    These may be of limited relevance and utility, but provide some branch points into related fields.
  • Genome Database Pointers
  • The Internet Directory of Biotechnology Resources

    Media Resources

    Journals, magazines, television networks, and so forth.
  • The New Scientist. Somewhat popularized but still accurate science.
  • Scientific American. Also somewhat popularized, but these articles are still challenging and quite in-depth much of the time.
  • The National Center for Science Education.
  • Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science
  • Science On-Line. This is now subscriber-only to read the actual journal, but some resources are available for free.
  • Discovery Channel Online
  • The Origin of Species. The previous link for this was broken, and I thank alert reader Peter Holm for pointing me to a more reliable link.
  • Robert C. Dunnell's Systematics in Prehistory, with hyperlinks and everything. A very nice rendition of a classic text.
  • The World of Richard Dawkins

    Miscellaneous resources and some fringe ideas

    Especially when it comes to human evolution, there are some pretty off the wall ideas out there. Some of them have web pages devoted to them. Their inclusion in this listing does not imply any approval on the part of the moderator of sci.bio.evolution. Proceed at your own risk of being considered weird.
  • John Davison's home page. John includes three rather long essays with provocative titles; the most recent is The End of Evolution.
  • The Aquatic Ape Theory Page
  • "The Dawn of Human Understanding". This page is obviously the result of a lot of hard work, but it's all over the map in what it's about. Worth a visit.
  • Brig Klyce's "Cosmic Ancestry" page. Fans of Wickramisinghe and Hoyle will find much to cheer about on this site.
    Any questions or comments should be directed to the moderator of the newsgroup, and creator of this page, by clicking here. I am especially interested in expired or incorrect links.