evo2 - Hall 1 Evolution The theory of evolution is the idea...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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. An example of natural selection on how they were once turtles than had a genetic mutation with human and became a completely new organism is the famous cartoon “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. 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
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Hall 2 and can change over time they are just solid objects connected together to work. If you disconnect any of the objects inside the main object the product will be obsolete which in theory can be the same as life, but life just has more complex issues then moving parts and this is why we cannot build an artificial intelligence. Michale Behe pointed out that that. “Life is such a complex system composed of multiple parts, all of which are necessary for the system to function. If even one part is missing, the entire system will fail to function. Every individual part is essential. (Behe, 1) Life needs to be fed, kept in certain climates and exposed to the right amount of light and temperatures. It can also attract and develop problems it is very complex. As well as human beings, plants also need the right amount of everything so human beings can turn that leaf into a vegetable. You can see how the evolution happens from different types of broccoli, cabbage,
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 7

evo2 - Hall 1 Evolution The theory of evolution is the idea...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online