3 Simple Vids that Explain Evolution For People Who Don’t Get It.
Evolution. It’s a thing.
Genetic changes take place through reproduction and if you don’t believe me, just take a look at your dog. If you don’t have a dog, take a look at yourself. You and a dog are the descendants of a long line of genetic creatures who “got it on” and, as a result, passed their genes on enough times to where you now exist.
If you’ll realize, you don’t look like your great, great, great, great Grandaddy Lester and your dog doesn’t look like his great, great, great, great, great grandaddy Lassie. That’s because grandaddy Lester and grandaddy Lassie had girlfriends who also had genes, and when grandaddy Lester and grandaddy Lassie got it on, their genes mixed with their girlfriend’s genes which resulted in new gene combinations and thus a new genetic creature.
After that, that new genetic creature found another genetic creature like it, mixed their genes and made another genetic creature. Sometimes, where that new creature lived determined which of its genes were needed more, and which weren’t. The ones that weren’t needed as much fell into the background, and the genes that were needed more were given a chance to shine. Sometimes, new creature’s genes changed so much, that they became a totally different species than their great, great, great granddaddy was.
This is evolution and it’s happened with every living thing on this planet including the idiot you who cut you off in traffic today and the brown spider that’s hiding under your couch right now, just waiting for the right time to crawl out into the open and ruin your day.
Evolution is a pretty straightforward concept. But yet, a lot of people still don’t get it. If you’re one of those people, or know of a few, the below videos should clear it up quite nicely.
1. Stated Clearly- What is Evolution?
2. Crash Course- Evolution: It's a Thing
3. Kurzgesagt- How Evolution Works
These are our faves, but if you know of one or two more that break it down even better, drop them in the comments below.
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