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Topic: Evidence of evolution

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  Evidence of evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This process ly life is sparse before the evolution of organisms with hard body parts, such as shell, bone, and teeth, but exists in the form of ancient microfossils and the fossilization ded in rocks by natural processes are called fossils.
A classic example of biochemical evidence for evolution is the variance of the protein Cytochrome c in living cells.
The evolution of specific cellular mechanisms like spliceosomes that can turn the cell's genome into a vast workshop of billions of interchangeable parts that can create tools that create tools that create tools that create us can be studied for the first time in an exact way.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evidence_of_evolution   (4781 words)

 Evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Evolution occurs whenever a new species of bacterium evolves that is resistant to antibiotics which had been lethal to prior strains.
Further evidence for common descent comes from genetic detritus such as pseudogenes, regions of DNA which are orthologous to a gene in a related organism, but are no longer active and appear to be undergoing a steady process of degeneration.
The claim that evolution results in moral progress is not part of modern evolutionary theory – that claim is associated with Social Darwinism, which held that the subjugation of the poor, and of minority groups, was favored by evolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evolution   (9300 words)

 Evidence for Evolution (Contents)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The record of horse evolution is particularly well-documented and instructive.
Evidence for evolution can be found in other fields of biology.
This is not because the average person truly understands the basic facts of evolution, but rather because many people mistakenly believe that it represents a challenge to their religious beliefs.
www.txtwriter.com /Backgrounders/Evolution/EVcontents.html   (340 words)

 29+ Evidences for Macroevolution: the Scientific Case for Common Descent
In evolutionary debates one is apt to hear evolution roughly parceled between the terms "microevolution" and "macroevolution".
A Critique of Douglas Theobald's "29 Evidences for Macroevolution"
Lawyer, Churches of Christ minister, and young-earth creationist Ashby Camp argues that the evidence is insufficient to establish that all organisms share the same biological ancestor.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/comdesc   (2151 words)

 Evolution and the Fossil Record by John Pojeta, Jr. and Dale A. Springer
Evidence from the fossil record is unique, because it provides a time perspective for understanding the evolution of life on Earth.
Evolution of this jaw articulation can be traced from primitive synapsids (pelycosaurs), to advanced synapsids (therapsids), to cynodonts, to mammals.
From late Eocene time onward, evolution in whales shows reduction of the hind-limbs, modification of the forelimbs and hands into flippers for steering, development of a massive tail, etc.; all of these changes are modifications for the powerful swimming of modern whales.
www.agiweb.org /news/evolution/examplesofevolution.html   (1365 words)

 Evidence against evolution
The American scientific community has accepted the "theory of evolution" since about 1873 (death of Louis Agassiz - the last influential opponent of evolution).
Evidence is, in fact, rapidly accumulating for evolution (not against it).
Although there's still much that evolution can't explain, there's no serious debate about acceptability of evolution within the scientific community.
www.geocities.com /lclane2/evidenceagainstevolution.html   (314 words)

 Early Theories of Evolution: Evidence of Evolution
For those who have difficulty in accepting evolution because of what they perceive as contradictions with their fundamental religious beliefs, it may be useful to distinguish the ultimate origin of life from its later evolution.
Given the abundant evidence supporting the theory of biological evolution, it is highly probable that evolution has occurred and is still occurring today.
The synthetic theory of evolution will be revisited with more detail in the 6th tutorial of this physical anthropology series.
anthro.palomar.edu /evolve/evolve_3.htm   (2473 words)

Evolution is the theory that species descended from more ancient forms of life by structural and physiological modifications.
If the theory is true, then the world we observe should contain evidence supporting the idea that species change.
Fossil evidence indicates that over time organisms of increasing complexity appeared on the earth.
bioweb.cs.earlham.edu /9-12/evolution   (746 words)

 Evolution II
The pace of evolution is often slow, so slow that all of the stages in species formation cannot be observed.
The traditional, or Darwinian, view of evolution was that it was a very slow process, resulting from the gradual accumulation of small differences.
Evolution, which started out as a hypothesis, is now supported by evidence from many fields of science.
www.emc.maricopa.edu /faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookEVOLII.html   (3585 words)

 Evidence for Evolution: An Eclectic Survey
In the series I hope to accomplish two things, establish that evolution is an active branch of mainstream science and that there is indeed an overwhelming amount of evidence in favor of the idea of evolution.
This, and other evidence, led scientists to the now widely held belief that these organelles were once free-living prokaryotic cells that began living in proto-eukaryotic cells and eventually the two types of cells required each others presence for existence.
If you just study evolution for about a hundred years, all you would expect to see is microevolution within species, and perhaps the splitting off of subspecies who might be on the road to speciation.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/evolution-research.html   (14683 words)

 Evolution Library: Topic Page
The extensive evidence in support of both fact and theory of evolution comes primarily from studies of the fossil record, molecular sequences, and comparative anatomy.
In this article, author P. Wesley Edwards discusses the gamut of evidence for evolution, showing converging lines of evidence from the fields of paleontology, biogeography, molecular biology, embryology, and comparative anatomy.
This video for high school students focuses on one of the several lines of evidence for evolution -- fossils, highlighting the evolution of whales from land-dwelling mammals to the aquatic creatures we know today.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/library/04   (2237 words)

As you read this section, study this evidence and critically evaluate whether it indicates that species may have arisen by descent and modification from ancestral species.
Thus vestigial structures can be viewed as evidence for evolution: organisms having vestigial structures probably share a common ancestry with organisms in with organisms in which the homologous structure is functional.
The universality of cytochrome c is evidence that all aerobic organisms probably descended from a common ancestor that used this compound for respiration.
bioweb.cs.earlham.edu /9-12/evolution/HTML/live.html   (768 words)

 Alec's Evolution Pages with scientific evidence for evolution and refutations of creationist arguments
Young Earth Creationists, finding their opinion opposed by the scientific evidence at every turn, and unable to make progress in the scientific debate, have attempted to engage the general public in their aim to introduce non-science into the teaching of science in schools.
There is a vast quantity of scientific evidence in support of neo-Darwinism, the modern Theory of Evolution, although there is much still to be learned.
Evolution has been proven true, and is widely accepted as such.
www.evolutionpages.com   (1117 words)

 Evidence For Evolution
The following "evidence for evolution" can be found in any biology textbook in any public school in the United States of America.
Accompanying each supposed evidence for evolution is a brief explanation (ex) and the standard criticism (crit).
Nevertheless, Haeckel's fraudulent drawings (or similar representations) remain in high school and college biology textbooks to this day as evidence for evolution.
www.allaboutcreation.org /evidence-for-evolution.htm   (652 words)

 17 Evidences Against Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Darwin said that embryological evidence was "second to none in importance." The idea of embryonic recapitulation, or the theory that higher life forms go through the previous evolutionary chain before birth, was popularized by Ernst Haeckel in 1866.
The second law of thermodynamics states that although the total amount of energy remains constant, the amount of usable energy is constantly decreasing.
A group of scientists on an expedition into a jungle looking for dinosaur evidence claims that they witnessed one, but their camera was damaged.
www.megabaud.fi /~lampola/english/17evidences.html   (3186 words)

 Evolution: Online Lessons for Students: Activity 2- Evidence for Evolution WebQuest
Theodosius Dobzhansky, a geneticist whose work influenced 20th century research on evolutionary theory, said, "Nothing in biology makes sense, except in light of evolution." This quote emphasizes the role of evolution as the most important unifying principle in biology.
With such an important theory at stake, it is essential to understand the evidence upon which it is based.
Your team will be responsible for learning about fossil evidence, structural evidence, and genetic evidence for evolution and presenting this information to the class.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson3/act2.html   (460 words)

 Practice Quiz for Evidence of Evolution
Humans have altered the environments of some species in order to control the direction of their evolution.
Evolution is genetic change in a population from generation to generation.
The rate of evolution is essentially the same for all living species.
anthro.palomar.edu /evolve/quizzes/evoquiz3.htm   (347 words)

 Evidence For Evolution 2
Evidence for the spontaneous generation of life from inorganic matter "naturally by random chance" in the laboratory?
For example, it is universally agreed that wolves, coyotes, dingoes, jackals, foxes, and the hundreds of different domestic dog breeds probably all came from an original pair of "dogs".
This is "Variation within a Kind," NOT upward evolution from simplicity into complexity as supposed by Darwin's theory of evolution.
www.allaboutcreation.org /evidence-for-evolution-2.htm   (764 words)

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Evolution and the myth of creationism by Tim Berra
If evolution has occurred, there are a variety of signs we should be able to detect.
Darwin observed that organisms on isolated islands appear closest to organisms on the nearest mainland.
nitro.biosci.arizona.edu /courses/EEB182/Lecture02/lect2.html   (367 words)

 The Evidence of Evolution
It is my intention to provide some of the evidence science currently has to support this vital theory since so many people here seem to believe there is none.
I also hope to help answer questions about evolution while at the same time trying to avoid the usual ID vs science debates that have taken place many times on newsvine.
This so called theory of evolution is just the pagan's way of trying to draw honest and simple people away from the TRUTH that Chuck Norris created the universe and everything in it.
digg.com /science/The_Evidence_of_Evolution   (147 words)

Evolution postulates that mutations produced all the changes that have brought the microbe up the ladder to a man. Indeed, they must have for Darwinian theory to work: If life began as a single cell, then the entire living world around us resulted from mutations.
To accept evolution, we must believe that human blood circulation--a wonder of engineering--was actually constructed by chance mutations, when actual observation demonstrates they do nothing but damage it.
Step-by-step evolution of blood clotting is inconceivable; organisms would have either bled to death or clotted to death.
mywebpage.netscape.com /McDozer7/instant/lordoftherings.html   (3649 words)

Lacking evidence of actual evolving of species from one type into another, the attempt to prove the point by appearance is shallow at best.
One of the supposed best evidences of evolution is the fact that the bones in your arm and hand are similar to those of other mammals.
Thus the ‘pentadactyl’ [five bone] limb pattern is found in the arm of a man, the wing of a bird, and the flipper of a whale, and this is held to indicate their common origin.
www.evolution-facts.org /Ev-V3/3evlch21.htm   (8725 words)

 Evidence for Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
We will not spend much time on evidence for evolution, so a cursory examination of these readings will be adequate.
Evidence for Evolution: Just try a five or so of these.
It would probably be nice if you chose your five randomly, rather than taking just 1-5 so that have a variety of examples to talk about in class.
cas.bellarmine.edu /tietjen/rootweb/evidence_for_evolution.htm   (157 words)

 Lines of evidence: The science of evolution
Scientists continue to argue about details of evolution, but the question of whether life has a long history or not was answered in the affirmative at least two centuries ago.
The history of living things is documented through multiple lines of evidence that converge to tell the story of life through time.
In this section, we will explore the lines of evidence that are used to reconstruct this story.
evolution.berkeley.edu /evolibrary/article/0_0_0/lines_01   (111 words)

 Visual Evidence for Evolution
Jonathan Wells in ICONS OF EVOLUTION seems to ignore a growing body of literature showing that there are indeed organisms of intermediate morphology present in the Cambrian record and that the classic "phyla" distinctions are becoming blurred by fossil evidence (Budd, 1998, 1999; Budd and Jensen, 2000).
Basically, it was because of the evolution of hard shells that gave an animal a much greater probability for preservation.
Carl Wieland at Answers in Genesis in his article, "The Strange Tale of the Leg on The Whale," attempted to dismiss evidence of pelvic and hind-limb remnants found on modern whales.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /evolution/visual_evolution.html   (1852 words)

 Creation, Creationism and the Evolution of Evolved Thinking
At least there is evidence of evolution, there is none for a God." The response was that glassy eyed
I replied as I pointed to the women helper with him "And you believe you came from a spare rib?" ("Ge:2:22: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.) Think about it...
That wouldn't even fly as a Star Trek movie." There is mountains of evidence which support humans came from primates but NONE that suggest a women is a rib.
www.geocities.com /evolvedthinking   (787 words)

 Pharyngula::Evolution of the X chromosome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The evolution of recombination suppressors is not at all difficult—a simple inversion on one chromosome can do it—so this is not a difficult thing for evolutionary processes to do.
Unlike the autosomes, the X chromosome is therefore resistant to these kinds of juggling of fragments, and so tends to preserve its original complement of genes.
There is evidence for this from both comparisons of distantly related species (Carvalho & Clark 2005) and closely related species (Bachtrog & Charlesworth 2002).
pharyngula.org /index/weblog/comments/evolution_of_the_x_chromosome   (3465 words)

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