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1 Lecture 17: Feb. 13 How Evolution Works: Darwinian View of Life Evolution & The US Public - are religion & science compatible? - YES Early Ideas about Evolution Artificial Selection Darwin’s Big Ideas - descent with modification -natura lse lect ion Evidence for Evolution Discussion Activity this Week Computer Simulations of Evolutionary Processes (week 7 folder) Essay Refs. due Feb. 15 Complete essay due by Feb. 22 Check Qwizdom Points on SAMS https://cats.lsa.umich.edu/ Chapters 1 :4-5; 23 : 494-513; NAS chapters The Program In Biology Advising Forum Winter Term 2008 Tuesday, February 19 th 5:00-6:00 pm 1650 Chemistry Interested in a concentration or minor in the biological sciences? Trying to decide whether to declare Biology, General Biology, Plant Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology? Need help planning your course schedule? Sponsored by the Program in Biology Rebecca Benard, Ph.D., will run the session Why is there a controversy about biological evolution in US but not other countries? Poll completed by researches around the world asking respondents to answer the following Q: "Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals." The percentage of respondents who replied that this statement was true is marked in blue; those who responded that was false, in red; and those who were not sure, in yellow. Miller et al. 2006. Science Why is there a controversy about biological evolution in US but not other countries? Study by Jon Miller & colleagues in Science (2006), found that three factors were most strongly linked to respondents who rejected evolution:
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2 US Poll in 2005 POSSIBLE TO BELIEVE IN BOTH GOD AND EVOLUTION? Possible: 67%; Not Possible: 29% They are not in compatible. Many denominations accept that biological evolution has produced the diversity of species that have existed over billions of year’s of Earth’s history. Many have issued statements confirming that evolution and tenets of their faith are compatible. Science & religion are very
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Lecture 17 - Lecture 17: Feb. 13 How Evolution Works:...

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