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Principles of Evolution Principles of Evolution Chapter 14 Chapter 14
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What is Evolution? What is Evolution? Change in the proportion of genotypes in a  population over time With time measured in generations  Decent of modern organisms with modification  from pre-existing organisms 
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Misconceptions About Misconceptions About 1. Scientists PROVE things  2. Evolution is “just a theory”  3. Science vs. Religion  4. “Intelligent Design” is a scientific theory 
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scientific creationism : “The belief in a literal biblical interpretation regarding the creation of the universe, with the connected belief that this view is supported by scientific evidence.” intelligent design : “The idea that an intelligent designer played a role in some aspect of the evolution of life on earth, usually the origin of life itself.”
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Scientific Assumptions Scientific Assumptions 1. All events can be attributed to natural causes Explanations don’t invoke supernatural causes Creationism; Intelligent Design  2. Natural laws apply at all places and all times 3. People perceive events in similar ways 
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How Did Evolutionary Thought Evolve? How Did Evolutionary Thought Evolve? Large amount of biological diversity discovered  around the world Fossils showed organisms from the past were  different than modern organisms Geology showed that the Earth is very old Conclusion – organisms evolve, but how? 
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Exploration of new lands = staggering  Exploration of new lands = staggering 
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