Definiton Essay

Definiton Essay - 1 Thomas Z Clarke English 005 April 777...

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1 Thomas Z . Clarke English 005 April 777, 2008 Ms . Amanda Passmore Evolution, what does it indicate? Evolution is a heated topic of debate between religious groups and scientists . The rest of the population is stuck in the middle of the debate with unclear definitions of evolution . Creationists are providing incorrect definitions of evolution and are trying to persuade people to believe their definition, which is flawed and incorrect . Webster’s dictionary defines evolution as, “a process of change in a certain direction .”(Webster’s) The direction of evolution is towards increasing complexity and order within an individual . This being the case, evolution is the process by which all living beings once came from smaller organisms and eventually became what is on Earth today . In 1842, Charles Darwin first hypothesized about evolution, using natural selection and speciation as his basis . His concept was very simple; creatures that are best adapted to their environment will be more successful in survival and reproduction . During reproduction, the traits that made the creatures best suited for survival in their environment are given to future generations, further improving the species survival . (Origin p.46) Future generations of creatures evolve into beings that are more suited for their environment, and this process continues with the changing environment .
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2 However, evolution is not a complete explanation for why creatures are exactly how they are today . There are some questions, such as, “Are humans direct descendants from
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2008 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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