Published December 20, 2020 | Version 1.0
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History of Biology Teaching Materials

  • 1. Université catholique de Louvain


History of Biology Teaching Materials

Charles H. Pence, Université catholique de Louvain
French translations by Sandra Mouton

These are history of biology teaching lessons that form something of a companion to my book, The Rise of Chance in Evolutionary Theory: A Pompous Parade of Arithmetic. For more information, please visit the book's website: <>


  • 1.0, December 20, 2020: Initial version of lessons and guides in French and English.


  • The English-language teaching materials are released under CC-BY 4.0.
  • The French-language teaching materials are released under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.
  • Images in the lessons have individual licensing terms, which are detailed in the image captions in each file (the majority are public domain or Creative Commons images found on Wikimedia Commons).


This material was prepared in part with funding from the US National Science Foundation, under HPS Scholars Award #1826784, the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique — FNRS, under grant no. F.4526.19, and the « Université numérique » program of the Université catholique de Louvain.


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The Development of Chance and Statistics in Evolutionary Biology 1826784
National Science Foundation