Richard Dawkins: Hawaii as a Nursery of Evolution – Nebraska Vignettes #6

Richard Dawkins shows how the relatively young island chain of Hawaii acts as a nursery of evolution as it moves over a volcanic hotspot in the Pacific Ocean, generating new islands. He shows how Drosophila flies have diverged on the different islands, driven by sexual selection.

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During Richard Dawkins’ 2009 American tour, we visited Judy Diamond’s “Explore Evolution” exhibit at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln. This exhibit has now been replicated in six museums around the country. While visiting we filmed a collection of short unrehearsed and unscripted videos—just inspired by the “Explore Evolution” exhibit.

See the “Explore Evolution” web page here:
http://explore-evolution.unl.edu/

Special Thanks to:
Dr. Judy Diamond
The University of Nebraska State Museum
http://www.friendsofthemuseum.org/

See more at:
http://RichardDawkins.net

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