- Ruth Garrett Millikan's website
Ruth Millikan, Philosophy of Biology, Psychology, Language
This award-winning sites offers articles and classroom lessons that focus on issues in the biosciences, including evolution. Topics include fossil dating, evidence of evolution, evolution theory, and evolution in action.
What is life?
What characterizes life? An enquiry into how life influences a planet's chemistry; and what characterizes life processes
Invertebrate Paleontology course syllabus and links
This "web syllabus" is designed as a supplement for the Invertebrate Paleontology course at The College of Wooster. For course specifics, please see the notes at the end of this page. Don't miss the systematics listing. Following each week's topics I will add links, images and other items to illustrate the material and provide additional information (and alternative views). This is a living document, so it will change weekly, sometimes daily, during the semester. I may be only a week ahead in the addition of links and other items. You can think of this page as a web newsletter for the course. If you have ideas for this page, please send me a message. You may also want to refer to our "Invertebrate Paleontology at Wooster" webpage and our History of Life course webpage.
Geology Confronts Creationism
The anti-geology of Creationism gives us a chance to strengthen the conceptual foundation of geology as we learn how to respond. Our task in this seminar course will be to study the geological arguments of Creationism and then address them in various ways. Our primary work will be to develop written position papers and arguments in several forms. This course is thus "writing-intensive" in the sense of the new College curriculum requirements (which do not affect you). The details of the writing and other assignments are covered in the course notes following the schedule of topics below. It is important to note that this is not a course in religion, and it certainly is not designed as a threat to religious beliefs. We will study and discuss scientific evidence and ideas, regardless of their origins. We will also be careful not to imply that geologists and other scientists are always correct; indeed, the mistakes scientists make are often important parts of Creationist arguments. This "web syllabus" is a living document for this course. It will change every week, sometimes every day, as we add additional links and discussion topics. In a sense, this syllabus is a combined schedule and newsletter. Plan to check it regularly. Often our assignments will be drawn directly from Creationist and geological material posted on the web.
History of Life course syllabus and links
This "web syllabus" is designed as a supplement for the History of Life course at The College of Wooster. The course particulars are found at the end of this document. Following each week's topics are links, images and other items to illustrate the material and provide additional information (and alternative views). This is a living document, so it will change each week during the semester.
A Post-Darwinian Probabilistic Model
A probabilistic model of biological evolution with a new interpretation of Darwinian natural selection and 3 examples: 1) 5 mass extinctions 2) hominization 3) the PO2PAL increase.
Hominid Sites Around The World
Interactive map of archaeological sites in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with brief articles about major species and finds.
TIN Artificial Life
TIN is a primitive artificial life program running under X (Unix), equipped with some basic instincts and abilities, living in a 2D environment.
The Thermosynthesis Home Page
Describes and explains a theory that shows how organisms can use or may have used thermal cycling as an energy source, for example in volcanic hot springs, as an evolutionary step towards photosynthesis.
Online Biology Textbook
Constantly updated and revised college-level biology textbook available online for free.
The Biology & Evolution Jump Station
Large collection of links to biology resources on the web, including evolution science sites.
Evolutionary Ecology Research
A scientific journal which has some sample readings available. Articles are rather technical but provide a good insight into contemporary evolutionary research.
Infection, Genetics and Evolution
This journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases (MEEGID) is a peer-reviewed journal, affiliated to the successful MEEGID congresses and society.