And, various lake, tree and ice records agree on the history of volcanoes, climate changes, etc. Points Earned: 1. 0/ 1. 0 Correct Answer(s): B Points Awarded 14.00 Points Missed 1.00 Percentage 93.3 % 1. Sometimes, science and religion come into conflict. This is because: A) Science and religion must disagree. B) Science and religion can coexist just fine with a little effort, but sometimes choose not to do so. Feedback: Pope John Paul II said that the Catholic Church has no problem with evolution, and Baptist Jimmy Carter also supported evolution, so it is clear that religion and science can agree. Points Earned: 1.0/1 .0 Correct Answer(s): B 2. There are many large mammals on Earth today. This is because: A) The warm blood of the many large mammals that lived before the meteorite impact allowed them to survive the cold from the meteorite impact that killed the dinosaurs. B) The very large mammals that were alive on Earth with the dinosaurs have gotten smaller over time because the mammals don't have to be big to compete with the dinosaurs any more. C) Small mammals wanted to become bigger, and after the dinosaurs were killed, the small mammals had their chance and so made themselves bigger.
D) Small mammals were not able to outcompete the dinosaurs for big-animal jobs, but after the dinosaurs were killed, some large mammals evolved from small mammals to fill the large- animal jobs. E) Dinosaurs in hibernation were killed by acid rain, which didn't hurt things that could run away. Feedback: There are “big-animal” jobs—eating tall trees, eating smaller animals, etc. But the total number of big-animal jobs is limited. The dinosaurs filled the big-animal jobs before mammals really got going, and mammals were not able to displace the dinosaurs. Some small mammals survived the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs, and then evolved to give big mammals over millions of years and longer. There were almost no big mammals before the dinosaurs were killed off, volition has nothing to do with evolution, and running away doesn’t avoid acid rain. Points Earned: 1.0/1 .0 Correct Answer(s): D 3. Statistically, and based on how many people are likely to die if they engage in or are exposed to the following problems, which is most dangerous to residents of the United States: A) Meteorite impacts. B) Commercial airline crashes. C) Earthquakes. D) The various diseases that come from smoking, overeating and under-exercising for a long time. E) Tornadoes. Feedback: There are still meteorites in the solar system that can hit and kill, and a reputable study found that a meteorite impact might not occur for millions of years (or might occur next year…) but then might kill billions. Add up the deaths over a sufficiently long time, and plane crashes (which kill a few to a few hundred people per year) and meteorite impacts likely would be similarly dangerous. Earthquakes and tornadoes, as devastating as they can be, don’t kill as many people in this country as do airline crashes. Smoking, overeating and underexercising are way more dangerous to us.
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