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In Kramer's film, Darrow becomes Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy), Bryan is Brady (), Mencken is E.K. Hornbeck (), and Scopes is Bertram T. Cates (Dick York). Another major player is the gravel-voiced , as the judge. So obviously were the characters based on their historical sources that the back of the DVD simply refers to them as "Bryan" and "Darrow," as if their names had not been changed.

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Peaks on the landscape correspond to genotypic frequencies at which the average fitness is high, valleys to genotypic frequencies at which the average fitness is low.

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The basic structural and functional unit of most living organisms.

He is a current member and Web writer for the Evolution and Nature of Science Institute (ENSI).

Plant life; often used to distinguish from animal life ("fauna").

These invertebrates are very common in the global ocean, and their distinctive, chambered shells are common in the fossil record as far back as 550 million years.

Cell size varies, but most cells are microscopic.

New techniques have also revealed the existence of cellular and molecular fossils.

The loss of genetic variation when a new colony is formed by a very small number of individuals from a larger population.

Selection in which the of a (or ) depends on its frequency in the population.

A group of organisms comprising the kingdom Fungi, which includes molds and mushrooms.

Any recognizable trait, feature, or property of an organism.

(2) In , species are described as "fixed" in the sense that they are believed not to change their form, or appearance, through time.

A retired high school biology teacher and co-founder of the Santa Clara County Biotechnology-Education Partnership, which provides teacher training and lab equipment for local schools.

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A series of reactions occurring under anaerobic conditions (lacking oxygen) in certain microorganisms (particularly yeasts) in which organic compounds such as glucose are converted into simpler substances with the release of energy.

Also used to describe the process of genetic change within a population, as influenced by .

A that has a two-part hinged shell.

His study of the evolution of races led to the discovery of genetic diversity within species, and confirmed his belief that genetic variation leads to better adaptability.

An (A) is dominant if the phenotype of the (Aa) is the same as the (AA).

A graph of the average  of a population in relation to the frequencies of  in it.

Compare with . A scientist who studies plants.

Most commonly, an organism, a physical part of an organism, or an imprint of an organism that has been preserved from ancient times in rock, amber, or by some other means.