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Hall 1 Evolution The theory of evolution is the idea by Charles Darwin that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor from the grass to the monkeys, to the humans and cats. He believes that before life we are developed from non-life and we descent with modification into more complex creatures. Evolution means that we're all from the same family humans and peas, squirrels and cheetahs. When a genetic feature changes within an organism it is going through natural selection which will be passed on from generation to generation creating a new organism eventually. If you ever watched the cartoon “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” this is an example of natural selection on how they were once turtles than had a genetic mutation with human and became a completely new organism. An example of how natural selection is really working today is how we humans treat other mammals we believe to be inferior to us such as apes, gorillas, and monkeys. We have developed a more sophisticated lifestyle that will leave us here longer on earth then they will. A quote from a scientist on how natural selection is different and yet similar to breeding; “ Breeders eliminate undesirable traits gradually over time. Similarly, natural selection eliminates inferior species gradually over time.” If there was a symbol to symbolize what natural selection is it would be a turtle, because it is a very slow process but in the end they are beautiful creatures who all have something to offer. Darwin wrote, “Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap, but must advance by short and sure, though slow steps.”(Darwin, 162) The difference between changing or modifying a piece of technology or clothing is that they are not organisms that are alive and can change over time they are just solid objects connected together to work. If you
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Hall 2 disconnect any of the objects inside the main object the product will be obsolete which is the same as life, but life just has more complex issues then moving parts. That is why we
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course BUSINESS 112 taught by Professor Mareso during the Spring '10 term at Bergen Community College.

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