18 Evolution

18 Evolution - EVOLUTION Charles Darwin: saint or sinner?...

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Unformatted text preview: EVOLUTION Charles Darwin: saint or sinner? TFTD: Evolution Evolution . Noun . Etymology: Latin evolutio = unrolling 1 : one of a set of prescribed movements 2 : a process of change in a certain direction Controversy Charles Darwin created controversy Similar ideas developed by Alfred Wallace Darwins Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 1859 On the Origin of Species o Many people assume that Darwin was anti-biblical; anti- creator-based cosmology Darwin & evolution Darwins theory is only about life on Earth What evolution isnt o The big bang, creation, how planets were formed or other cosmology Doesnt necessarily deny existence of a creator Darwin was buried in Westminster Abbey Darwin Natural selection Adaptation Fitness Natural Selection Driving force for evolution New species evolve from existing species in response to changing environments Darwin proposed all living species descended from a few common ancestors, maybe even 1 Selection pressures force organisms to adapt or die off Adaptation Natural selection favors species with heritable (genetic) traits allowing them to survive & reproduce, e.g....
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