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1. The two hypotheses that explain this are the “Out of Africa” theory and the “Multiregional” theory. The latter provides that Homo erectus simply evolved into humans (Homo Sapiens) independently because natural selection acted in the same way in Asia, Europe and Africa. The data that could be expected with this theory is transitional fossils throughout each out each region. The “out of Africa” theory states that Homo Sapiens started in Africa and migrated and then replaced all other “under developed” species. The data that would be expected to be found would be fossils of Homo Erectus then suddenly fossils of Homo Sapiens. 2. The pressures of ancient homo sapiens were simple. Things like needing good eyesight and being able to hunt and chew. These are all things that, if they don’t happen, you don’t eat. Modern homo sapiens on the other hand face tooth decay, heart problems and obesity. These all come from eating too much and
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Unformatted text preview: things that are unhealthy for us. These problems are directly opposite. One is needed to survive, the other is from surviving too well. Yes, I believe we are still evolving. One example of this is the example given in the book about lactose. We eventually lose the ability to digest it, proving that our bodies are changing. 3. Intelligent design is presented as a scientific alternative to evolution and has been more successful than creation science. This basically is stating that intelligent design and creationism are two different things. I think that ID is a mix between scientific endeavors and promoting a sectarian religious view. It is based in religion, but has a scientific twist. IT has strayed away from purely religious role of "things were created this way, and that is how they stayed" and moved more towards "yes there was a creator, but there has been some adapting and changing."...
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