Five fingers of evolution - Paul Andersen





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Published on May 7, 2012

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How can a "thumbs up" sign help us remember five processes that impact evolution? The story of the Five Fingers of Evolution gives us a clever way of understanding change in gene pools over time.

Lesson by Paul Andersen, animation by Alan Foreman.

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Accent Tué
i feel dumb i thought this vid was about how we got 5 fingers ______
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+Djumba F. So did I.
Miguel Carlos F
+Djumba F. nice cover photo
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N.C. Lightning
continues to search middle finger for the M Can't find it.... must be.. EVOLUTION. Oh wait... no... it's the M in the name... not on the actual finger- carry on.
Star Wars Rules
I did the same thing lol
Julian De Leon
Hi N.C, didn't think I would find you here
Sajal Rastogi
Let's reshuffle the genetic deck - if u know wat i mean ;)
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Fusedchromosomes 2P2Q
Netflix and shuffle?
Kitty Max
Nikunj Majithia mature sexually?
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Dipkanya Das
A big high five for this wonderful informative video. :)
Alberto Vasquez
i feel dumb i thought this vid was about how we got 5 fingers -______-
Studying for finals anyone?
Tee Rex
good luck ! :)
me !
Jerry Cai
holy crap, wish this video existed when I was in school
Ben Ben
or the people who thought the video was about how we got 5 fingers or the people who searched for M on their finger and felt dumb lol xD
Asi Lou Mailau
Evolution is a CHOICE. God said Adam and Eve, not Adam and Harambe
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Star Wars Rules
+Asi Lou Mailau it was a little hard to tell LOL! >~< I thought you were joking but then I thought maybe not
Asi Lou Mailau
I literally mention Harambe, it's a fucking joke.
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Aaryan Mulloo
Those who disliked this video are religious retards
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+Evol Bob Hitler being Catholic doesn't disprove anything I said, dumbass. My point was you can't criticize Islam without looking at what atheists AND christians have done and are doing. You lack comprehension skills.
Evol Bob
+YoungD3mon314 You are woefully ignorant, and what is worst you know it and don't care.  That is called will-full ignorance and is unforgivable - if you like living. Just about everyone you know will outlive you.
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Mr. Bozeman?! Is that really you ?
Sam Figlmiller
It is indeed the myth the legend Ryan Anderson of Bozeman science.
Selim Naas
Bulidrians was thinking the same thing
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