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Unformatted text preview: The Theory of Evolution In science, theories are statements or models that have been tested and confirmed many times. Theories have some important properties: They explain a wide variety of data and observations They can be used to make predictions They are not absolute, they serve as a model of understanding the world and can be changed as the world view changes In science, the term “Theory” does not express doubt. In science, the term theory is used to represent ideas and explanations that have been confirmed through tests and observations The theory of evolution remains one of the most useful theories in biology because it explains many questions and observations. Some questions that can be answered by evolution. Why do so many different animals have the same structures, the arm bones in a human are the same bones as a flipper in a whale? Why do organisms have structures they no longer use, like the appendix in a human? Non functioning wings in penguins Why are there bones and fossil evidence of creatures that no longer exist? What happened to these Why are there bones and fossil evidence of creatures that no longer exist?...
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