Name: Jean-Paul Belmar
Topic: Evolution vs. Creation
Throughout the centuries man has questioned his existence, “who am I?”, “why am I here?” but most importantly “how did I come to be?” There have been countless heated debates and arguments as to which is the truth, Evolution or creation. Many scientists believe that evolution is the key to human ancestry. Evolution can be described as the process in which an organism changes and becomes more sophisticated over generations and adapts to its environment. Evolutionists believe that life came about by chance and all organisms evolved from inorganic material. The ancestry of man has caused many to believe in evolution, but what did we evolve from? The answer to that question would support the theory of evolution such as that claimed by Charles Darwin. It is suggested that apes are the closest to human behaviour than any other creature in the animal kingdom and therefore we evolved from them, however this was just a theory until proof in the form of fossils were found in the 1800’s. The fossils suggested evolution may have been the birth of mankind and therefore it had solid evidence over those who believed in creation. There are however many scientists who believe in creation rather than evolution. Creation is the belief that there is a higher supreme being that has created life as we know it and everything in the universe. The theory of creation is a universally recognised truth; however we can understand why evolution would cause a problem as it too shows another form of the birth of the human race. Creation was not based on religion but on observation, the apparent design in biology would indicate a supreme designer, for example the many functions of the human body is too complicated therefore it could not jus come to be by nature but by a creator. My personal belief is that they both exist and coincided to create the human race. I believe that there is a supreme creator who...
...the theories of evolutions from the famous theorists, Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, so the evolution of chosen species brown bears to polar bears will be discussed about in this report.
In the times when it was the last ice age, researchers had new evidence that brown bears could’ve have wandered off to the glaciers and might’ve mated with the polar bears. At that time due to the severe climate changes and global warming, polar bears had spent time adapting to it on land. It is also because of the climate changes that the melting of glaciers took place, which could’ve led the polar bears to the behaviour of wandering off to the island of brown bears. Evidence from the genomes of polar bears are suggesting that climate changes and the interbred with the brown bears helped produce the polar bears we know as today.
Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck were both researching on the theory of evolution. However, both of them had different ideas of how evolution works out to be, both also having evidence for their theory.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was a French naturalist and was known as the first proponent of the idea of evolution. Lamarck believed that living things adapt to their environment on to their needs in order to develop evolution. Charles Darwin was an English naturalist that had more accurate evidence to support the theory of evolution. He has proven that all...
...Evolution of Polar Bears
The observed fossil transitions that inform our knowledge of Polar Bear speciation are very well documented. Bear fossils change through time: generally, when examining the fossil record, successively deeper levels of sediments or sedimentary rocks yield successively older fossils. For some transitions from one species to another, one can find a well-characterized series of transitional specimens leading the observer across the species "boundaries" (Kurten, 1976).
Sometime during the mid-Pleistocene period (roughly 100,000 to 250,000 years ago), a number of brown(same as grizzly) bears (Ursos arctos) probably became isolated by glaciers. Many probably perished on the ice; however, they apparently did not all disappear. Some survived due to the fact that "organisms vary" (Gould, 1977); that is, every litter of grizzlies has a variation in coat thickness, coat color, etc., which imparted a slight evolutionary advantage to some individuals of each litter. Successive, successful individuals repeated this simple process, yielding a rapid series of evolutionary changes (driven, presumably, by the combination of small population, and extreme selection pressure) in order to survive. Note that these new variants were not necessarily "better" in any absolute sense, or on any absolute "bear" scale of perfection: they were simply more in keeping with their new environment than their immediate ancestors or their more unfortunate siblings....
... Evolving Science
Will believers in Intelligent Design be able to embrace the incredibly promising and innovative solutions outlined in Luke Bawazer’s Tedtalk while rejecting Darwin’s theory?
Yes. One will be able to believe in intelligent Design while embracing Mr. Bawazer's ideals. It is easy to see that Darwin's theory is not longer accurate as we learn more about life at a molecular level. Darwin talked about a cell as a blob of goo. Not holding very much. Now as microscopes can see at a cellular level and past. We can see that the cell is very complex and that there is mechanical parts within the cell at the bacterial level. It is not something simple but rather complex. In the video “What Darwin Didn’t Know” they mention that contrary to Darwin’s beliefs “the smaller the life-form, the more complex “ Bawazer wants to take all these cells inside the different lifeforms and use their power to solve our problems in today's world. Using living cells to power cellphones, bacteria in batteries, and whatnot. It would change the way we look and use all technology. But just like Darwin’s theory being proved not helpful in our changing society. I wounder how many problems will come up with Bawazer's ideals. So much of Hollywood's hit movies have touched on the topic of “playing God with science” Think Jurassic Park, Evolution, and The 6th day. Those movies have predicted how wrong...
This has been used to associate the game of cricket with the food KFC, giving KFC’s food and image a healthy active look.
Yes I do think it influence young people because they watch the cricket and see adds for KFC with members of the cricket team in them influencing them to belive the food is healthy/
Two American teenagers suing McDonalds For: The two girls were lured into McDonald's by the toys, the playground, the happy meals and the birthday parties. The persuasive television ads also played a factor in them eating there regularly. The two girls had no choice but to eat there because they lived in a remote area of America where McDonalds was one of the cheapest and only places to eat at.
The two teenagers ate at McDonalds at least seven times a week for years. Although they state they were unaware of how fattening McDonalds food actually is the burger joint says it handles nutrition responsibly. It puts nutritional information about its products on large; poster-size charts on its store walls and in other display areas. The charts show, for instance, that a quarter pounder with cheese has 530 calories and 30 grams of fat. To two Teenagers had no evidence that there health problems were caused solely by eating McDonald’s.
Responsibilities of fast food companies
1) List the nutritional information of the products that they are selling to the public - Read the nutritional information...
...Is there anything behind all the stories of creation science? How can you be sure? You cannot. The theories involved with creation science are backed up only by faith in myths that can be easily diminished through scientific fact. There is not enough information to support creation science, and the theory of naturalistic evolution is undoubtedly correct.
The evolution theory is a theory evident in seven branches of biology: species distribution, comparative anatomy, taxonomy, embryology, cell biology, and paleontology. Species distribution was apparent after the separation of Pangaea when organisms of the same type would fulfill separate niches in the separate continents they had been relocated in. The different niches all required different organs and traits, thus causing their shapes and sizes to change according to the use or disuse of the characteristic they previously had. (Asimov 138+) Comparative anatomy is the study of evolutionary relationships based on common traits and structural differences. Taxonomy is an artificial system which shows species relationships in formally ranked order. Cell biology, the fourth branch relevant to the evolution theory, shows multiple similarities between organisms. Embryology has shown evolutionists that two remarkably organisms dissimilar as adults maybe remarkably similar as embryos, which could be a method of bridging gaps between...
...Conflict: Scienceagainst Religion
Prof. Taneshia Pugh
September 1, 2012
Conflict: Scienceagainst Religion
Throughout the ages science and religion have struggled with one another. They both are constantly striving to gain the upper hand against the other. Within this struggle both are trying to assert the fact that their ideas are accurate and how the others ideas are inaccurate. Science yearns to answer the questions of how things happen through the means of solid facts. Religion, on the other hand, seeks to answer the question of why things occur and its thought process is grounded in faith. Some believe that the two views are not in turmoil with one another. This thought process is extremely skewed because these two belief systems contradict one another consistently and believers of each view then struggle to prove their perspective is correct. Science and religion, “do not have the same viewpoints about the nature of the world or agree about how truth is perceived or confined” (Neese, 2001). These two ideologies are at war with one another. The issues between the two cannot be overlooked or brushed under the rug because there are too many opposing aspects. Because of this there is no way for these two ideologies to coexist harmoniously.
When science and religion have overlapping topics that attempt to...
...Evolution Test Notes Giulia Palazzo • THE HARDY- WEINBERG PRINCIPLE: - a mathematical equation created to predict genotype and phenotype frequencies in a population that is not experiencing any selective pressure, if model fails evolution must be occurring - Under Mendel’s model, the two alleles can be represented by... p + q = 1 (100% of the alleles in the population) where p is the dominant allele and q is the recessive allele - The genotypes can be represented by the equation (p+q)² = p² + 2pq + q² = 1 (100% of the genotypes in a population) where p² is homozygous dominant, 2pq is heterozygous and q² is homozygous recessive • FACTORS AFFECTING HARDY- WEINBERG: 1. GENETIC DRIFT- change variations in the allele frequencies of a (small) population 2. GENE FLOW- the movement of alleles into and out of a population through immigration and emigration 3. MUTATION- the creation of new (beneﬁcial) alleles through sudden, random changes in the nucleotide coding of a gene 4. SELECTION- the differential survival of individuals based on more favourable phenotypes (in a given environment) 5. FOUNDER EFFECT- genetic drift that results when a small number of individuals separate from their original population and establish a new population • TYPES OF NATURAL SELECTION: - DIRECTIONAL SELECTION - selection for individuals at one extreme of the phenotypic bell curve - DISRUPTIVE SELECTION - selection for individuals at both phenotypic extremes and...
...The Theory of Evolution
One of the greatest questions of all time is: "Where did we all come from?" One of the most popular answers to this question is creationism, the idea that everything was created by a higher being. Another popular idea is evolution, the idea that all living organisms descended from a less complex organism. Evolution possesses a new way of thinking that is being greatly accepted by the scientific community, but not by pious groups of people. Creation and evolution are diametrically opposed. This debate between religion and science has its origin from the time when Charles Darwin first published the theory of evolution in his controversial 1859 book On the Origin of Species.
Evolution is based on two underlying principles as suggested by renowned Charles Darwin: heredity and natural selection. Heredity is the principle that organisms pass on different combinations of their traits to their offspring. If an organism has strong traits that help it to survive, then its offsprings are likely to possess some of those same strong traits and be more likely to survive. The second principle is natural selection, better known as "survival of the fittest." According to natural selection, the organisms with strong, "fit" traits are more likely to survive long enough to reproduce than are the organisms with weak, "unfit" traits; thus over time, the strong...