HomeArticlesEvidence for Evolution Evidence for Evolution By Joseph Donaldson October 16, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:biogeography, biology, blast, dna, Educational, evidence, evolution, fossil evidence, homologous structure, population simulation, tutorial Related Posts Gulf of Fonseca | Wikipedia audio article Reiki for the Ear Chakras/Reiki Healing/Energy Healing Eye exam saves child’s sight About Author admin 100 Comments dividingwithzer0 August 3, 2013 Platapi are MONITREMES not MAMMALS!! Reply oblivion582x August 3, 2013 English* Reply cyclonus11 August 5, 2013 Monotremes are mammals… Reply Mondray123 August 7, 2013 I stopped watching when he started talking about horse evolution. That was proven to be wrong fifty years ago. Reply sandwit ht August 15, 2013 i believe in evolution theory, Charles Darwin and X-men! Reply John Domondon August 19, 2013 I LOVE HOMEWORKS .. -_- Reply Anthony Olm August 19, 2013 Hey Jon hhaha Reply Jonathan Huang August 19, 2013 Hi Bozemanbiology, could you send me the link to that website you used to play around with evolution? I wanted to play around with it myself. Reply frankos rooni September 12, 2013 No –see the Smithsonian site on this –it is very interesting Reply frankos rooni September 12, 2013 fantastic video –every kid should see this Reply dividingwithzer0 September 17, 2013 They are not. Monotremes are monotremes, mammals are mammals they are separate. I suppose you either didn't do or pay much attention in HSC Biology, Platypi and other monotremes diverged earlier from the evolutionary tree, hence the poison, the egg laying and general non-mammalian structures. Look it up yourself. ( or am i secretly not serious? Do some research to find out ) Reply A Lust For Liberty October 5, 2013 link? Reply A Lust For Liberty October 5, 2013 link? Reply shilohrenovation October 8, 2013 Oh! I get it! Since the arms looks similar, that proves they're related! Wow! What a revelation! Gee, with iron-clad evidence like this, how could anyone doubt historical Darwinian evolution? Give me a break! Not every American thinks these "evidences" are convincing. Stop telling us what to believe about our origins. Science writes a very poor history book. Freedom – It's a good idea! Ken Reply dungeonnumberzero October 10, 2013 Out of curiosity, how many of you are here for the VIDEO? No offense meant, but it seems to me that many people here came purely to trumpet their own opinions over others. So who's actually watching the video? Reply Two Cents * October 21, 2013 So all over the world civilizations sprung up about 5000 years ago, and these peoples evolved to be civilized at the same time? Yeah right, people have always been civilized and it just took breeding to make enough people to form the civilizations that we find all over the world. The saharah desert, great barrier reef, Niagara falls all dated by growth rates show about the same age. Everything proves to be young. 6000 years ago adam and eve, and 1000 years later enough people to form cities. Reply Verifed InTest November 4, 2013 The earliest evidence for civilization was 10,000 years ago. Reply Verifed InTest November 4, 2013 Evolution is simply a description of a process that happens in nature. We know it happens because the fossil record shows a clear progression of the forms of species. We know it happens because comparative genomics tells us species share the exact same genes (closely related species share almost all of the same genes). We know it happens because we can study genetic mutation and natural selection (the processes of evolution) in bacteria when they are exposed to stress. The evidence is available. Reply Claiborne Pherigo November 12, 2013 Thanks Mr. Anderson Reply Crank December 7, 2013 I'm Christian and I loved the science used in this video. Don't hate,tolerate. Like a real Christian. Or like a general non-hating person. Reply Dkenair2 January 20, 2014 The first minute of this video is what I call conclusion hopping. Reply MagicFanMan January 27, 2014 It's interesting that creationists and this guy both say that DNA is the trump card that proves their theories. Reply Srushti Paranjpe February 5, 2014 Thanks a lot ! Reply BackRowRacing98 February 5, 2014 This isn't evidence because I don't feel like believing it! Nice try!!!!!!! 😉 Reply Jonathan Gonzalez February 11, 2014 LIKE if you were forced to watch this for Mrs.Scott Reply Michael Kleine February 18, 2014 Why is everyone so upset about whether this is good evidence or not? He did not make this video to make an argument. This is purely an educational video for AP Biology students such as myself. He is just letting us know the evidence of evolution for the AP test because they will most likely ask a question about this. Reply vincent vice February 23, 2014 Well I've received plenty of validating evidence for micro evolution . But nothing for Macro the search continues. Reply Beastmma9 February 27, 2014 Now I'm a creationist, and I believe that we all have similar bone structure, DNA, ect, because God made it like that. Architects use similar building designs to create different buildings, why wouldn't God do the same? Reply Nocies March 2, 2014 The whale vestigual structure is wrong 😛 those arent former rear legs nor are they useless. They connect to muscles that is needed for reproduction 🙂 The human tail bone is the same thing, its used in reproduction Reply Sameerghulam March 12, 2014 Shout out to Macdaddy Reply AKBOOMER99 March 30, 2014 False. DNA WAS around back then, it just wasn't known about. 0:27 Reply HUUUUUURRRR April 13, 2014 Wow, what a bunch of scientifically illiterate comments Reply Arthur Abrantes April 24, 2014 Very helpful videos, seems like the Campbell's biology book Reply Martyn Brown May 4, 2014 He is the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year Reply Sam Z May 10, 2014 So many creationist fuckwits… "HERP DERP THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PROOF FOR EVOLUTION DESPITE ALL OF THESE INFALLIBLE EVIDENCES, BUT THERE IS ENOUGH PROOF FOR A 6,000 YEAR OLD EARTH, A ZOMBIE JEW, AND A WOMAN COMING FROM A RIB!" Grow the fuck up you delusioned dumbfucks, or at least stay out of the rational thinkers' ways. It does not matter how much you spam bible quotes or how much you argue, no real scientific-mind of this century believes in your shitty sky wizard or your retarded fairy tales. p.s. GO FUCK YOURSELF (oh wait you are too scared to do that) Reply CaveFreediving May 12, 2014 The similarities (including DNA) among life forms does not prove evolution because this evidence can have a different explanation, being that they were all designed/created by a single omnipotent intelligence (God). But science does not accept the supernatural, which is actually the real problem here. In addition, there are no useless structures in a body; you should do some research about the so called vestigial structures. Furthermore, we have yet to observe a beneficial morphological mutation that had no negative side effect on the organism. So, according to natural selection, any harmful mutations would be eliminated, thus restoring the DNA back to its ideal state for the organism to live in its environment. Reply FSmtrx May 22, 2014 It's impossible to have educational science videos anymore without evolution deniers getting severely butthurt. Reply Phil South June 3, 2014 Food for thought. It is quite surprising I often I hear phrases like "this is the way it was designed…". "This is what it is designed to do…". " It is by no mistake that the water molecule has these specific properties..". "This is the miracle of life..". Quotes directly from reputable academics teaching biology, chemistry, etc, at university. This in its self to be coming from such knowledgeable scientists, is enough to sway my opinion to intelligent design over evolution. Reply gregory brian June 7, 2014 To anti-evolutionists, I have a question for you: Why would a creator make animals with vestigial body parts? Reply Sailright21 June 29, 2014 In 1990 the worlds mortality rate for children under the age of 5, was around 12 million. In 2012 it was 6.6 million. Children, under 5, dying mainly from disease and malnutrition. This halving of the death rate, while it is still horrendous, was achieved by medical and agricultural, evolution based, science, not some bloody supernatural being, who if it did exist, just sat back and did nothing. I wish the creationists would just stay away from science lessons, go and annoy your priests or something. Reply SUPERSPORTS July 15, 2014 None of this supports evolution. "The evolution of horses" has been debunked decades ago so I don't know why he is using that model. Homologies of animals only prove that animals are similar , but it doesn't prove how it they got that way.So none of this is proof of evolution.. Reply Vijay Pushkin August 2, 2014 Evolution is the only subject which is against Some major FUNDAMENTAL laws of SCIENCE (like LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS and BIOGENESIS) and still believed by many to be true.. Reply RocketSprocketSean September 9, 2014 How do creationists even find their way onto these videos… never would have found this if I wasn't taking AP Biology. BTW awesome job teaching, Mr. Anderson! Reply Sheldon Kerr September 23, 2014 I come here for HW and find a war over evolution being a lie in the comments. Interesting. Reply The Salty Taco September 25, 2014 Spontaneous life? Thought that was impossible… Hmmm… 😉 I thought that something from nothing (life from no life) was impossible. Seems like the evolutionists are a bit ahead and full of themselves to me. They all say "Man, all we need to do now is find that missing link!" Well it's never gonna happen so go on wastin ur life trying to find it. I'll sit and watch. Someone give a link to a picture of an in between creature. 🙂 I'm not talking about some stupid turtles that are barely different from each other. Got any half human fossils yet? Christians believe in micro evolution. Creatures are given the ability to adapt to their surroundings when they need to. Reply Yoni Segal October 2, 2014 Hey Paul, I have started watching your videos this year and you are INCREDIBLE and are a GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!Pleez could you put the link for the website you used to check the DNA of the Human and platypus and the human and chimp?many thanks ps you rock!!!!! Reply Linda Humberd November 11, 2014 I thought this was Spanish class. Reply Katherine Brenner December 14, 2014 Watching this AP Bio playlist to prepare for midterms!! Thanks so much this is a lifesaver Reply Kira Kira January 9, 2015 wait for it wait for it…ah there it is the WAR, the WAR OF EVOLUTION Reply Polarcupcheck February 11, 2015 I really hope if I teach biology my class won't be like the time wasters in the comment section. Complex life has only been found on one planet, earth. Variations in species have happened over billions of years. Take that into consideration with the nature of chemical equilibrium, and it all makes a lot more sense. Reply Revan TheLegend February 11, 2015 This PDF document shows that evolution is very unlikely through DNA RNA protein etc.. i suggest you download it and read it!!! EVIDENCE!!! http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/The-Origin-of-Life-Five-Questions-Worth-Asking/ Reply Maria R February 24, 2015 He sounds like Jim from the office Reply Hesa Wanderer May 30, 2015 Is evilution an excuse for racism? And is racism wrong? Which is the most evolved "race" anyway?Anybody? Reply Big Schnoz July 8, 2015 Mr. Anderson I've been expecting you. Reply Saul Hidalgo July 15, 2015 Unfortunately Mr Anderson….you are going on the assumption that evolution is true and piling up evidence for your main idea. This is rather unfortunate since the assumption is that genetic information can spontaneously appear from nothing…your theory ignores this very important question were does genetic information come from. Not to mention the fact that evolution could be a tool used by nature or God to bring about life. Your proof or evidence can also be used by some nutty theist like hovind to argue that it is only proof of a unique designer. Until science can produce anything out of nothing than they can speak on uncaused causes….that is the ridicule of your belief system. I congratulate you on your faith in this idea you call evolution but don't call it science its a state funded religion and you make science sound like propaganda. Reply Saul Hidalgo July 15, 2015 Scientist are the modern day wizards and priests of old. Their ideas even sound mystical as opposed to intelligent …for example: in the beginning a primordial soup of elements came together from nothing and then there was a bang, it was big, we call it THE big BAnG. Please stop the bs Reply Diana Yun September 13, 2015 Thank you Mr. Andersen for the amazing videos! Reply Mdebacle December 26, 2015 "The DNA sequences of humans and chimpanzees are 98 percent identical. Yet that 2 percent difference represents at least 15 million changes in our genome since the time of our common ancestor roughly six million years ago."http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-identify-gene/The new percentage (in this video) is 96 percent.This would mean that the human genome, during an average span of 1000 years, FIXED (repeat FIXED) 2500-5000 bases. Anyone can see those are crackpot numbers.DNA should mean Darwinism Not Applicable. Reply Sebastian Carson January 6, 2016 Thank you I understand this better than when my teacher taught me Reply apibiri January 18, 2016 Bad video.Was this video supposed to sell evolution theory? if so, it fails.Many genetic sciencists believe that micro-evolution is possible (ie:turtle) but macro-evolution is not (from one specie to another one), in fact there should be plenty of fossiles of intermediary species, but there is none. There is no fossil prove for evolution. The only fossil prove are for micro-evolution.Similarity within different species are due to similarity of DNA.Human DNA is closer to pig DNA than to apes DNA…what's that mean?!?There is prove even about life comes from no-live.Evolution is a believe as religions… just that evolution is a logic believe, while religions is a believe based on superstition Reply Believer VS Beliefs January 30, 2016 After your first bit of "evidence" comparing Baleen whale fins and human arms, you state that the similarities "SUGGEST" a common ancestor. Is that what passes for evidence? Suggestions? That seems a bit overstated. Reply Anna Delahunt February 23, 2016 Are the red letters introns or exons? Reply Turtle Girl March 23, 2016 I think you mixed up introns and exons Reply george mira April 2, 2016 We do have to taqke some care when designating structures as vestigial. Since evolution works in energy-saving ways (the most efficient changes or uses of organs or structures in animals, for instance, must assist in movement for capture or escape, and therefore tend to be subject to selection), structures in this now long period more often have more than one function. Piloerection, has long served birds both in exquisite control of flight maneuverability and in improvinng insulation. It serves mammals in social and defense signaling (to avoid intraspecies violence, it makes the individual seem large, as males in many species choose to avoid dangerous physical dispute), as well as increased insulation.Disputing or fearful humans can detect piloerection in others, and it remains a social signal, when not covered by clothing. But I wanted to emphasize that the vermiform appendix is not really vestigial. it serves a health/symbiont recovery purpose in the gut. We increasingly understand that most organisms have improved and adapted through commensal and mutual benefit through alliance with other organisms.We often say that termites can only live with the digestive bacteria they have in their gut. We also have to have a serviceable ecosystem of gut organisms, efficiently making such advantageous products that we cannot.From mitochondria, which may be regarded as an intracellular symbiont to the various gut and skin prokaryotes that improve our immunity to parasitic organisms, we ARE an ecosystem stripped for efficient motion, and adaptive to quickly-evolving parasitic or predatory tiny organisms.The appendix holds a complement of such friendly familiars, and to recover from the "attacks" of certain species, like Vibrio cholerae, which cause us to so empty our alimentary canal to assist Vibrio in colonizing new places able to invade new hosts, we NEED the stored friends to recolonize us. Both the symbionts and the individual human thus recover.Students will find opportunities to discover this mutually beneficial relationship of structures and cohabitation in possibly every organism they look at. Reply Level 1 Skeleton April 11, 2016 That first peice of "evidence" had me on the floor, I cannot believe the things that somepeople believe. Reply ConstructmanPsion May 8, 2016 Come for AP Bio Exam review. Find… … One more reason not to delve into the YouTube comments section. smh (but the temptation to read is too strong…) Reply Addicted sonic02 May 10, 2016 Anyone else from Blanchet Bio class???… Reply Chris Metcalf October 24, 2016 Let's be real.You don't deny evolution due to a lack of evidence for it.You deny evolution because you feel it contradicts your religious beliefs. Reply Peter L December 6, 2016 so every species is alive because of random mutations? Even though we need other species for our own survival? Even though as soon as the first mutation occurs the species either doesn't survive or it doesn't multiply. A species having similar DNA isn't evidence that one species came from another it only shows similar features we have with each other. There are many philosophical assumptions with evolution that are not scientific. The Cambrian explosion is also a stumbling block to evolution. Reply Ghost February 1, 2017 I believe evolution is not real. If you disagree, please give me one piece of evidence that supports evolution and explain in your own words why it is evidence. Reply Nick Woodruff February 7, 2017 Vestigial parts can still have a use but not their original intended use. It is still vestigial. Reply Cassidy Carroll February 18, 2017 Wait… im confused. He said that all of the red letters in the gene were exons "so they didnt really count"… but i thought introns were the segments that werent coded for?!?!?! Reply Kevin Feng May 5, 2017 I know this is an old ass video, but can we find some intermediate to evolution and creation??? Like how bout God or your gods created life and designed it to evolve?? I feel like completely taking one side and not listening to the other is inconsiderate of many people's beliefs. Or I'm just too pussy to choose a side. I lean more to evolution personally Reply Fabibob Contreras May 8, 2017 for everybody that says evolution doesnt exist take in account the meaning of this word*changes in allele frequencies in a population gene poolyou can even do a mini experiment on your own using small organisms and tell me if you dont see any frequencies changes Reply Fruity Unicorn May 11, 2017 I got a little confuse at the end but thank you so much! Reply Jimmy McManus June 20, 2017 Isn't it possible that God put creature on this planet, with the whole plan being for them to evolve? Maybe it is possible that God created everything in 7 days, but gave his creations billions of years to grow and develop. Reply Eli S. Ramirez July 27, 2017 great indoctrination. Reply painfully_human August 26, 2017 80+ creationists disliked his video Reply Benjamin Van Rooy September 11, 2017 Evolution is propaganda and so is finland Reply AlboPepper - Drought Proof Urban Gardening September 18, 2017 "The appendix is apparently vital for repopulating intestines with helpful bacteria after an illness." http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/090730-spleen-vestigial-organs_2.html Reply Virtual Maya September 22, 2017 what website is that? Reply Claudia Ventura September 26, 2017 Le don't play 🙂 Reply bigheadapp September 27, 2017 I like biology. I want to be a biologist. I want to study biological processes. Reply Dando November 4, 2017 DISLIKED. Didn't even need to watch the video to understand that there is absolutely NO proof for the THEORY of evolution. I refuse to watch this video and be tempted by SATAN! -my parents Reply MrSeppei December 26, 2017 Look: Cheries look like apples but they are just much smaller. They both have a stalk, similar cells, a core, but look: apples have more cores, so they are more efficient. Conclusion: Apples evolved form cherries. I am so smart. Reply Anurag Kache January 5, 2018 Good Video Very Informational Reply btkyle03 March 10, 2018 I came to the comment section to see people roast him not debate about evolution and to the people that say evolution is fake reed a book other than the bible then come back Reply Cassidy Richard April 15, 2018 I want to be able to show my students that DNA comparison thing through the ensembl.org website, but I can't seem to get my settings right so it displays what yours displayed… Help? Reply andrew simon May 2, 2018 Trump card Reply holding Ace's May 8, 2018 Anyone else here for bio Reply Ryan Noe May 21, 2018 Are there other conclusions to be made by the same observations? Reply Pete Said May 25, 2018 Johnathan Wells wrote an excellent book about the evidence for evolution: Icons of Evolution. And the follow up Zombie Science. Reply stevebee92653 August 10, 2018 Your problems with this vid are many. Similarity doesn't prove one species evolved into another. Your discussion about changes in DNA is way off the mark. DNA only codes for proteins. It doesn't code for body parts or cells. There are 3.2 billion base pairs, 98% are non-coding. Which leaves about 64 million usable base pairs. Base pairs are utilized in triplets called codons. Which now gets us down to about 22 million usable pieces of code. These aren't enough to code for just our hundreds of thousands/millions of proteins. So a splicing system is utilized during protein synthesis where sections of code are used for several proteins. DNA doesn't code for body parts, cells, or anything other than proteins. Which kills the notion that changes and copy errors in DNA brought the formation of all new species, biological systems, and body parts. Darwins would have been disappointed, as were Watson and Crick. Reply Pedro Cintron September 5, 2018 What do you mean by evolution?How did life originate?How did information in the DNA molecule get there? Matter cannot produce information. Information is non material.The horse evolution stuff has already been disproved by other scientists.Goosebumps keep you warm. The appendix is part of your immune system. Without it, you will be more susceptible to diseases. You know that life cannot evolve with oxygen and it cannot evolve without oxygen. Reply Lavender Orchids November 25, 2018 This comment section gave me whiplash and then cancer Reply Exploring Science With Adheesh February 7, 2019 Bozeman: *says information in the most clear, informative, and HELPFUL way possibleAlso Bozeman: "I hope that's helpful" Thanks for the video, as always Reply Sandro Guerra April 30, 2019 Dear Mr Anderson, love your channel. This scientist seems to have a different opinion on evolution. I wonder if you could do a video on this. https://youtu.be/wt_WrTyW7_8 Reply just chillin wassup May 8, 2019 IDGAF what you believe in, but if you're in here insulting religion or lack of it I have no respect or positive opinion of you or your point Reply Soojong Ha June 19, 2019 To everyone who denies evolution saying “It’s just a theory, it’s not proven”:Evolution is a Theorem, like the Pythagorean Theorem and Gravity- it has been provenThere is a difference between a theory as in a idea, and theory as in a scientific hypothesis that has been tested and proven.(That’s also what this video is about, so maybe you should actually watch it before saying it is wrong) Reply Roland Go September 26, 2019 Evolution is so 19th century thinking, now that we know DNA and the information it contains determines everything in a living creature. Information equals intelligent creator just like a software is written by a programmer. Only God is infinitely knowing having created every living creature with infinite information. Now evolution created everything through mindless random chance, from what? dissentfromdarwin.org Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.