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Our group is for supporters of the theory of evolution and the scientific method. We accept art related to evolution, anti-creationism, anti-intelligent design, Charles Darwin, biology, genetics, dinosaurs, and other paleontology subjects. In addition to artwork, we encourage discussion and debate on our monthly topics. We do not oppose religion in general unless it interferes with science.
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Founded 13 Years ago
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Rules and submission guidelines

:bulletblack: Update October 2017: After 11 years of activity, our Paleoart folder is now full to capacity. I have closed this folder to submission attempts and have created a new folder for paleoart, Paleoart II, so please direct all artworks of prehistoric life to this folder and this folder only. Any paleoart submissions to the General folder will be declined without comment!

:bulletblack: Group conduct rules
  • Coming here to debate is fine, but please refrain from personal insults against the other members. A little more leeway is allowed when dealing with creationists who troll here (which happens occasionally), but still please avoid saying anything that would give this group a bad reputation.
  • As stated here, although this group opposes creationism, it has a neutral position with regard to religion in general. Attacking other members for their religion (or lack of religion) is not acceptable.
  • Please keep comments on group's journal entries and submissions on-topic.
  • Don't attempt to import drama from outside this community.

:bulletblack: Submission guidelines

1/30/14: Please read this!

The most basic rule for submissions here is that they need to be relevant to the subject of evolution. However, we receive a lot of submissions where it's not easy to determine whether or not they're relevant enough, so we also have some more specific guidelines about this.
  • Paleoart (reconstructions of prehistoric creatures) is always acceptable, as long as it's reasonably accurate.
  • Fanart from dinosaur-themed fiction, such as Jurassic Park or Primal Rage, is sometimes acceptable. Whether or not we'll accept it depends on whether it's accurate enough to be considered normal paleoart.
  • Speculative evolutionary scenarios (such as the evolution of an alien species) are acceptable, as long as enough emphasis is placed on the process by which they've evolved.
  • We'll accept submissions with either a pro-religious or anti-religious theme, as long as their focus is on evolution and/or anti-creationism.
  • Art of people who are important figures in the study of evolution is acceptable, as long as it focuses their work related to evolution more than their work in other areas.
  • There's no limit to how many total submissions a single user can have in the group, but users are limited to a maximum of five submissions per day.
  • We do not accept sketch submissions that have not been cleaned up in Photoshop or a similar program, and we also do not accept anything on lined notebook paper or graphing paper.

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Precambrian Rabbit by anatotitan
Ostrom and the Terrible Claw by RAPHTOR
Evolution of Birds by Eurwentala
Troodontidae by Polihierax
Paleoart I
Frozen Hamburger by Tupandactyl
La La Land by Tupandactyl
Tyrant King by Sketchy-raptor
Prehistoric Life: Austroraptor cabazai by HellraptorStudios
Paleoart II
Therizinosaurus by Szymoonio
Dinovember Day 6: Edmontosaurus by IrritatorRaji
Dinovember Day 5: Australovenator by IrritatorRaji
Dinovember Day 4: Dilophosaurus by IrritatorRaji
General Art
The Extinct Alphabet Book: The White Dodo Bird by MaastrichiangGuy
Evening walk by JeneryFilly
Cabela's Showcase: Arctic Grayling by MaastrichiangGuy
Hunting Unlimited: Zambezi Greater Kudu(Male) by MaastrichiangGuy
Cartoons and Comics
Inktober - One Dozen by Xezansaur
Elisabeth Philpot and her Dimorphodon by Pelycosaur24
Claiming the Throne Page 98 by Ikechi1
Stone Age 101 - Germany by Pelycosaur24
Photographs and Photomanipulations
Lake Trout Model Stock by LEXLOTHOR
TETRAMERYX SHULERI by LEVIATAN-666
Pentaceratops sculpture Spike stock by LEXLOTHOR
Stylinodon model Stock by LEXLOTHOR
Writing
Charles Darwin
Darwin Day 2019 by WorldsandCenturies
Confidence-Dissonance by AmericanDreaming
The Indelible Stamp by AmericanDreaming
Ignorance Begets Confidence by AmericanDreaming
Charts and Graphs
Xenastrapotherium skull by Zimices
The Skull Size of Varanus priscus (Megalania) by Paleonerd01
Sea-Bioma Abissonekton by satsume-shi
Scotty, the Biggest T. rex? by Paleonerd01
Stamps
Natgeosocus sorini  by mixtix-freeman
Pickeringius acanthophorus by Gogosardina
Calm down and accept it by Akhnaton-II
Evolve by Akhnaton-II
Speculative Evolution
The Urrua at the Museum by YellowPanda2001
Crafts and Sculptures
Piggy Dragon by SweetSign
Animations and Interactive Art
Spinosaurus Roaring Animated Icon Base [FREE] by IrritatorRaji
Past Contest Submissions
Evolution of Dino-Chicken by Schatten-Drache
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Just over a year ago, your group admins—myself and Agahnim—reached a major milestone in our long-term goal of evolution education and outreach, which served the basis for starting this group over 11 years ago. We published our first book! Published by Inkwater Press and titled God’s Word or Human Reason?, the book has been available on Amazon since January of last year.

I am now offering direct purchases of signed, inscribed hardcovers that are personalized with a drawing of a bird or dinosaur of your choice. They are $40 (U.S. and Canada) or $50 (everywhere else), shipping included. Thanks to my excellent web developer friend, you can do this easily through this form on my website, with PayPal or a credit card:

>>>Buy my book with a personalized signing and dinosaur drawing!<<<

We wrote the book with the original intention of educating creationists and fence-sitters with nuance, reason and kindness, but we guarantee that just about anyone who accepts evolution has something to learn from it too. For those of you who don’t already know about the book, here’s the Amazon description and inside flap teaser:

God gave humans the ability to reason, but the Bible commands that we have faith in Him. According to Answers in Genesis, the largest and most influential creationist organization in the United States, the conclusions of human reason must be rejected if they contradict our understanding of the Bible. What are the implications of this worldview, and is it the best one for a Christian to live by?

The book is the result of almost a decade of effort by its unusual collection of authors, each of whom has written a chapter (or two) in their area of expertise or interest.

Jonathan Kane, the originator of the book’s concept and purpose, has written the opening chapter on the nature and purpose of science as well as the centerpiece chapter on bird and dinosaur evolution;
Emily Willoughby has written the chapter on radiometric dating and contributed the book’s centerpiece illustrations of feathered dinosaurs (all of which were produced specially for the book and which include 3 exclusive paintings not posted on any of my online galleries);
T. Michael Keesey has written a chapter extensively detailing the emergence of the human primate from our diverse panoply of primate ancestors;
Glenn Morton, a professional geologist, has written a chapter on the pitfalls of “Flood geology” and what the fossil record tells us;
and James Comer, who has written the concluding chapter on how it’s possible to intrepret the Bible in a way that’s consistent with an acceptance of evolutionary theory.

One of the most unique things about our book is that all five of its authors were once creationists. We each eventually came to reject creationist ideology at different points in our lives, and from different catalysts, as we became exposed to the science of evolution, paleontology, and geology. Today, the five of us are represented by two atheists, one deist, and two evolution-accepting Christians, and each of us has written a short narrative following our chapters on the unique experiences and circumstances that led to our rejection of creationism and, in some cases, of Christianity.

We're delighted that the book has been well-received so far, and has recently been reviewed by the excellent Darren Naish of Tetrapod Zoology, and mentioned by evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne. If you were ever a creationist or know someone who is, are interested in learning about creationist arguments and their strongest rebuttals in much more detail than any other book on the market, or would simply like the opportunity to support us and our creative endeavors (and get a commissioned sketch from me!), now's your chance to snag an exclusive copy. Thanks for reading, and for being part of the mission of Domain of Darwin!
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Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group active anymore? My submissions have been waiting for a week with no sign of any movement.
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Inmyarmsinmyarms Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2019  Student Writer
Eocene antarctic dryolestoids!

www.aps-polar.org/paper/2019/3…
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DasGnomo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
:happybounce: HeartHello, DeviantArtists! I'm deviantARTDasGnomo, the new Community Volunteer of the Design and Interfaces gallery. I'm currently open for DD suggestions in that area and Official Guidelines have been already uploaded to this journal:  Design And Interfaces DD Guidelines💪😎✌️ Powerful hellos to everyone! I'm @DasGnomo and I'm the Design & Interfaces Community Volunteer at @communityrelations, I'm in charge to bring to your awesome attention amazing DeviantART works via: features, articles and Daily Deviations! I'm a humble illustrator and graphic designer from Chile living in the US. I've been working on these areas for 13 years now, I'm happy and honored to have these new responsibilities (thanks to @ekud @Moonbeam13 and @JenFruzz for trusting in me for this). I'll work hard to do my best for the community! I'm extremely grateful in advance for all the DD suggestions you'll be sending me from this day on 🙏 however there are certain objective parameters that I'll take into account at the moment of featuring a Daily Deviation.I can only take suggestions from the Designs & Interfaces gallery and all associated sub-galleries/categories.Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. FAQ #313:How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation? Please send me ONE note per suggestion/artist/deviationThe artist/designer is still active on DeviantART (must be active for more than 30 days)The piece you are suggesting is not part of an ongoing contest (in such case, you should wait for the contest to end, in order to suggest it)The piece you are suggesting is not infringing DeviantART Copyright PoliciesPlease, let me know if you want to remain anonymous as a suggester; if you don't specify I will assume that you want your name listed on the DD feature.Please only send your suggestion to ONE community volunteer. Here is the list of all the CV's and the galleries they are in charge to feature.You can self suggest (explaining why you deserve to be featured in your note. Also, avoid the spam) and try to give preference to other artists as well.I'll list here some objective characteristics of a DD worthy Design & Interfaces deviation: High QualityOriginality/UniquenessFunctionality/Problem SolvingExcellent use of the basic elements of Design and InterfacesSend me a note with the Title: "DD SUGGESTION" with ONE suggestion only. Don't suggest by comments.Include the deviation's :Thumbcode: in the noteClick SEND. And that's it! 👍I won't necessarily answer to all the DD suggestion notes since sometimes they are too many to keep count, so featuring your suggested DD will remain as a surprise.Any suggested deviation can also be feature in futured journals, being a DD or not. So keep suggesting deviations, please.Remember to check today's Daily Deviations!Fav, comment and share this journal with your friends! 😘

I humbly invite you to check it out, if you got any amazing deviation in mind to be suggested, please send me a note.

Also, I want to invite you all to Mrs-Durden 's "I Challenge You" 2019's edition activity for a chance to win amazing prizes like 1 year core membership, points and more! Get in the "Design and Interfaces" category and you'll be receiving very interesting and great challenges from me! ;D

I Challenge You: 2019 EditionDear all,
The veterans among you may remember a huge challenge competition I first launched back in 2015 called "I Challenge You". The first time around, the premise was that deviants were paired up and would give each other a challenge to be completed within a deadline, for a chance to win a prize as a duo or trio. The second time around, each participant was assigned a Community Volunteer who would give them a challenge to be completed. 
If you're curious, you can go look at the old journals here and here. The second edition blew up almost immediately, if I recall we had around 300-400 sign-ups. Well, it's been years and it's time to bring back this challenge game again! I'll try to make it happen once per year, hence why this is "2019 Edition" ;)
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I'll be waiting for you all and have an amazing day today! :D Love 
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Damir-PradoT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for accepting me!
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Inmyarmsinmyarms Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Student Writer
Brief summary to Meridiolestida: ichthyoconodon.wordpress.com/2…
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1MADdIE1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to believe in creation much more than evolution. I used to think evolution was just some dumb theory. But now that I’ve faced the evidence, evolution is more than just “a theory.” It’s beautiful and outstanding and it explains how life came to be in all of its glory. I am very interested in this group. Would you mind if I joined?
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azadraws Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
hey there, to anyone who is interested in extinct animals, there is currently a kickstarter project about a card deck full of cool extinct critters! check it out here: +fav www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… +fav 
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CaptFlameSkull Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student General Artist
so this place has gotten attacked by a religious zealot, a "biologist" who doesn't understand biology, and quite a few people who just didn't do research

impressive
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MPGamesMC Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2017  Professional Artist
i love god. i believe in evolution also. i believe in jesus christ as well.
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F-ishyCookies Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you can't believe in both you know .-.

read the bible
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Professional Writer
You are ignorant.
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CaptFlameSkull Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I wanted to know if there is any form of information on extinct eel species? sorry if this is bothersome in any way 
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Gogosardina Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
What sort of eels are you after?

The earliest radiation of eel-like stem-Anguilliformes are from the lower Cenomanian Sannine Limestone, Lebanon (Abisaadia hakelensis, Anguillavus mazeni, Anguillavus quadripinnis, Luenchelys minimum, Urenchelys germanum)

The earliest crown-group anguilliform in the fossil record is probably Nardoechelys robinsi  from the Santonian-Campanian Calcari di Melissano, Italy which is generally accepted as early member of the living Ophicthidae (snake-eels).

Members of living eel genera make their appearance in the Eocene = eg. Anguilla ignota from the Messel Shales, Germany Echelus branchialis from the London Clay and Nettastoma belgica from the Lede Formation, Belgium.
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CaptFlameSkull Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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goatrex Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Also, what does this person below want to reach with those fairy tales? It won't summon a non-existing being even if she tells stories and poets about him and calls evolution fake. Also, this group won't change because of her.
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