What is the evidence?

Both fossils from long ago and animals alive today show us evidence for evolution and help us to better understand how the process works.

  • Extinct evidence
    Extinct evidence - 10/06/2005 (video)

    The fossil remains of animals and plants tell researchers a lot about what the world was once like and provide a lot of evidence for evolution.

  • Living evidence
    Living evidence - 27/04/2005 (video)

    While evolution of a species frequently works at a very slow pace, careful analysis of the natural world reveals that evolution can also move at an astounding rate.

  • White-sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus sp.

    Find out about the features we share with other living things, from chimpanzees and dolphins to worms and amoeba.

Evolution app for iPad

Our new Evolution app for iPad

Explore more than 650 million years of Earth's extraordinary history with our first app for iPad, NHM Evolution.

Learn about more than 800 creatures and plants, examine spectacular 360° high definition fossil images and watch specially-commissioned videos of Museum experts discussing the latest evolutionary theories.

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