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The Sun, Natural Selection, and Skin Color

Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding the sun, natural selection, and skin color that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 8th grade level.
Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Rodriguez, Kathia
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Office of Sustainability

[Letter from B. Ada Drury to Charles B. Moore, June 13, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by B. Ada Drury. In this letter, Drury discusses the theory of evolution, the idea of life after death, and compliments Charles on his ability to think for himself and be a champion of free thought. She asks to hear from him again and in the letter's close she give a brief update on the weather in Louisville, KY. She mentions that she hope the Moore Family will be able to read the letter and sends her love to Mary Ann, Linnet, John, and Charles. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 13, 1897
Creator: Drury, B. Ada
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Model for Long-range Correlations in DNA Sequences

Description: We address the problem of the DNA sequences developing a "dynamical" method based on the assumption that the statistical properties of DNA paths are determined by the joint action of two processes, one deterministic, with long-range correlations, and the other random and delta correlated. The generator of the deterministic evolution is a nonlinear map, belonging to a class of maps recently tailored to mimic the processes of weak chaos responsible for the birth of anomalous diffusion. It is assumed that the deterministic process corresponds to unknown biological rules which determine the DNA path, whereas the noise mimics the influence of an infinite-dimensional environment on the biological process under study. We prove that the resulting diffusion process, if the effect of the random process is neglected, is an a-stable Levy process with 1 < a < 2. We also show that, if the diffusion process is determined by the joint action of the deterministic and the random process, the correlation effects of the "deterministic dynamics" are cancelled on the short-range scale, but show up in the long-range one. We denote our prescription to generate statistical sequences as the Copying Mistake Map (CMM). We carry out our analysis of several DNA sequences, and of their CMM realizations, with a variety of techniques, and we especially focus on a method of regression to equilibrium, which we call the Onsager Analysis. With these techniques we establish the statistical equivalence of the real DNA sequences with their CMM realizations. We show that long-range correlations are present in exons as well as in introns, but are difficult to detect, since the exon "dynamics" is shown to be determined by theentaglement of three distinct and independent CMM's. Finally we study the validity of the stationary assumption in DNA sequences and we discuss a biological model for the ...
Date: December 1996
Creator: Allegrini, Paolo
Partner: UNT Libraries

Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic of religion and NDEs.
Date: Spring 2001
Creator: Tomlinson, John
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Museum]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a new totem pole at Fort Worth's Children's Museum. The totem pole accompanies a new exhibit about the evolution of man.
Date: October 11, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Rhetorical Drawings

Description: Document that details the conception, evolution and conclusions of a body of work consisting of seven prints executed in the printmaking technique of intaglio printing in the manner of the state print. The work is discussed by explaining the visual and conceptual associations that occur in an "Alice In Wonderland" manner, where the initial idea is paired with seemingly unrelated topics to establish a progressive visual language. This language is further supported by discussing a comparative of the state print with the idea of the sketchbook as a tool of thought generation and elaboration. The technical aspects of intaglio and the choice of techniques utilized are discussed to support this comparison. How the quality of the prints reflects the quality of the sketchbook and how these techniques combine with the conceptual reasoning, which result in the body of work. Findings for the work are based on three questions that deal with the progression of conceptual reasoning, predictability of recurring ideas and the intentions of the technical choices made.
Date: May 2000
Creator: Birdsong, Daniel L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Ritchie]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Baptist pastor in Fort Worth preaching a series of publicized sermons against the theory of evolution.
Date: February 17, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The X-Ray Properties of the Most Luminous Quasars From the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Description: This article studies the X-ray properties of a representative sample of 59 of the most optically luminous quasars in the universe spanning a redshift range of z ≈ 1.5-4.5.
Date: May 18, 2007
Creator: Just, Dennis W.; Brandt, William Nielsen; Shemmer, Ohad; Steffen, Aaron; Schneider, Donald P.; Chartas, George et al.
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Epigenetics as a source of variation in comparative animal physiology - or - Lamarck is lookin' pretty good these days

Description: This article discusses the ecological and and evolutionary significance of such epigenetic inheritance in a comparative physiological context, and provides a number of caveats and warnings regarding the interpretation of transgenerational phenotype modification as a true epigenetic phenomenon.
Date: February 26, 2014
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Epigenetics and transgenerational transfer: a physiological perspective

Description: This review discusses how the concepts of epigenetics and maternal effects both overlap with, and are distinct from each other, analyzes examples of existing animal physiological studies based on these concepts, and offers a construct by which to integrate these concepts into the design of future investigations in animal physiology.
Date: December 12, 2009
Creator: Ho, Dao H. & Burggren, Warren W.
Item Type: Review
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Creation and Evolution: What Should We Teach?

Description: Keynote address for the 2005 University of Scholars Day delivered by Dr. Eugenie C. Scott. This keynote speaker discusses an overview of the foundations of the creation/evolution debate in the United States today.
Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Scott, Eugenie Carol, 1945-
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Honors College