Most people I've run into on the internet have no clue about what evolutionary biologists get up to. The widespread ignorance surrounding the theory of evolution is stunning. In the pages that follow, I'll explain - in non-technical detail - what the scientific objective is: the magnitude of genetic variation and diversity found in nature needs to be accounted for by a coherent theory.

In the drop-down list above, there's a short introduction to evolutionary biology and a collection of essays. The essays consist primarily of scientific biographies, written about those - who in the 20th century - helped forge the Modern theory of evolution into what we recognize today.