Ch. 5 Palmer Evolutionary Ethics

Ch. 5 Palmer Evolutionary Ethics - Palmer's Ch.5...

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Palmer’s Ch.5 Evolutionary Ethics Theory of Evolution Adaptation – Offspring hold certain trait that allow for more efficient  survival  Speciation- development of more successful species than parental species ‘Natural Selection’: Continuity and Variation Theory of Evolution- All life is related. All species have descended from  earlier species as a consequence of branching out from those ancestral  forms. The fundamental mechanism of these developments is natural  selection.  Natural selection 1. Continuity- those species that can survive and  reproduce. 2. Variation- imperfect copy of DNA; genes combine in various  forms or mutate. Most are deadly, but some are advantageous.  Adaptation and Speciation.  Religious Objection There are the religious types that dissent against Darwinism because they  believe it directly contradicts the Bible Darwin’s Dangerous Idea Darwin’s theory states that even intricate body parts can be created from  natural selection. Phenotype- the physical creature resulting from the 
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1010 taught by Professor Hyde,jason during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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Ch. 5 Palmer Evolutionary Ethics - Palmer's Ch.5...

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