In engaging and conversational style, "Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science" provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world.
Laetoli in northern Tanzania is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological
sites in Africa. It is renowned for the recovery of early hominin fossils belonging to
A. afarensis and for the discovery of remarkably well-preserved trails of footprints of hominins.
Given the significance of Laetoli for understanding and interpreting the evolutionary history of
early hominins the author initiated long-term geological and paleontological investigations at
Laetoli and at other fossil localities on the Eyasi Plateau.
PHILOSOPHY.--The aim of philosophy is to seek the explanation of all things: the quest is for the first
causes of everything, and also how all things are, and finally why, with what design, with a view to what,
things are. That is why, taking "principle" in all the senses of the word, it has been called the science of first
Philosophy has always existed. Religions--all religions--are philosophies. They are indeed the most complete.
But, apart from religions, men have sought the causes and principles of everything and endeavoured to acquire