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Unformatted text preview: Evolution-theory that describes a transformative process-seeks to describe diversity of life on planet-central theme of biology- we already know the scientific process… Big 4 Theories of Science- Theory of Evolution- Heliocentric theory- theory that the sun is the center of the galaxy- Newton’s Theory of gravitational attraction- Theory of Relativity Before Evolution:-people were set in ways of thinking- evolution requires an understanding of change over time-Eidos- Aristotle; every organism is a “perfect essence”; all variation is simply errors; error in change- Scala Naturae- great chain of being, no change and fixed over time; species stay in same rung forever- if one holds the view that earth is ~ 6,000 yrs old, not enough time for change Scientific Revolution- astronomy- shook belief that earth is center of universe- lead to heliocentric theory- geology- evidence that earth is older than 6,000 yrs; evidence of other life that doesn’t exist anymore- undermined biblical accounts...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course BIOE 20c taught by Professor Marinovic during the Summer '09 term at University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Summer '09