LEC 2 - 15Evol07 (NXPowerLite) W09

LEC 2 - 15Evol07 (NXPowerLite) W09 - The questions Darwin...

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The questions Darwin was trying to answer: Where did we and other life forms come from? Why are we here? Why are we the way we are?
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Lectures on Evolution A. Darwin’s main ideas 1. Evolution 2. Natural selection 3. Speciation B. Some applications of the theory of natural selection 1. Self-interest usually wins out 2. Behavior during competition over scarce resources 3. Can altruistic traits ever evolve?
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“Special” or “independent” creation
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volcanic!!
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Special creation? (Independent creation)
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these facts
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“Man has special privileges and responsibilities; only he has a soul” “If Darwin were correct, Man would have no more right to life after death than a gnat or an ant” etc.
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From the Descent of Man
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The Bodily Structure of Man. It is notorious that man is constructed on the same general type or model as other mammals. All the bones in his skeleton can be compared with corresponding bones in a monkey, bat, or seal. So it is with his muscles, nerves, blood-vessels and internal viscera. The brain, the most important of all the organs, follows the same law, as shewn by Huxley and other anatomists . .. [and] every chief fissure and fold in the brain of man has its analogy in that of the orang. [ "Physiology" ] Man is liable to receive from the lower animals, and to communicate to them, certain diseases, as hydrophobia, variola, the glanders, syphilis, cholera, herpes, &c.;* and this fact proves the close similarity*(2) of their tissues and blood, both in minute structure and composition, far more plainly than does their comparison under the best microscope, or by the aid of the best chemical analysis. Monkeys are liable to
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many of the same non-contagious diseases as we are; thus Rengger,*(3) who carefully observed for a long time the Cebus azarae in its native land, found it liable to catarrh, with the usual symptoms, and which, when often recurrent, led to consumption. These monkeys suffered also from apoplexy, inflammation of the bowels, and cataract in the eye.The younger ones when shedding their milk-teeth often died from fever. Medicines produced the same effect on them as on us. Many kinds of monkeys have a strong taste for tea, coffee, and spirituous liquors: they will also, as I have myself seen, smoke tobacco with pleasure.*(4) Brehm asserts that the natives of north-eastern Africa catch the wild baboons by exposing vessels with strong beer, by which they are made drunk. He has seen some of these animals, which he kept in confinement, in this state; and he gives a laughable account of their behaviour and strange grimaces. On the following morning they were very cross and dismal; they held their aching heads with both hands, and wore a most pitiable
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