Friday, September 20, 2013

How evolution works ... in minimalist motion graphics

Click to view the video.
“Creationism is a small, dogmatic minority, legendary science writer and evolution-illuminator Stephen Jay Gould proclaimed, “and they make more noise than their numbers.” 

But despite Gould’s confident optimism,” Maria Popova writes in “How Evolution Works, Animated in Minimalist Motion Graphics.” on the BrainPickings.org blog, “we live in an age when creationism is still taught in classrooms and mythology requires constant debunking with reality in order to keep the voice of reason from being drowned by that noise. Sometimes, however, it’s simply a matter of conveying the science of evolution with equal parts captivation and clarity.”

Popova’s report includes a direct link to a delightful, informative (and quite British) animation overview of evolution and how it works, well worth the 11:48 view time.