Course introduction and basic issues

The grand summation:

The Tree of Life from DK Images.
Evolution is regarded as THE CENTRAL PRINCIPLE OF BIOLOGY, yet in this country we teach it poorly. The result is that unless you are an evolutionary biology SPECIALIST you are likely to either:

The purpose of HONR219D is to:

To accomplish this we will:

By the time we are done, you will understand and be able to speak about evolution with some real authority.

Warnings and caveats:

Some starting points: