Welcome to evogeneao.com!
Our mission is to promote the teaching of evolution by emphasizing its greatest lesson: LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY! Every human being is related genealogically not just to all other humans, but to all other creatures that have ever lived! All living things on Earth are cousins. This view of life can be thought of as 'Evolutionary Genealogy'. In fact, evogeneao (pronounced "ee-voh-gee-nee-oh") is short for 'evolutionary genealogy'.
The Tree of Life
To illustrate evolution we use our Tree of Life diagram together with our cousin and removal relationships with fellow creatures.
Our Tree of Life is a colorful genealogical family tree that helps students and the public understand evolution at a glance. Cousin and removal estimates make the evolution connection fun and personal. The tree is the centerpiece of two large educational posters, available in our shop. Cousin and removal relationships and original artwork grace tee shirts, hoodies and other clothing items, which are also available in our shop. Evogeneao posters and products have helped teachers worldwide successfully teach fundamental biological concepts with a few simple techniques. Our Teachers page tells you how.
Other wonderful tree of life diagrams have been created, but ours shows all the major and some of the minor branches of life tied to a geologic time scale, all in the colorful shape of a living tree. It also shows a few of the major branches of life that have gone extinct, and hints at changes in diversity through time, especially at times of mass extinction. Many authors have pointed out that we are cousins to other living things, but Evogeneao is the first to make numerical estimates of cousin and removal relationships by counting the generations along lines of descent back to common ancestors.
Life of Earth is One Big Extended Family
Biological evolution is one of the three most profound discoveries in science. The other two are the vastness of the universe and the depth of geologic time. As such, these three discoveries deserve to be the foundation of all science learning and should be taught from an early age.
If the typical fourth grader can name planets in their order from the sun, she should also know that life is all related by descent from common ancestors. Life on Earth is One Big Extended Family.