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  The Talk.Origins Archive: Evolution FAQs
However, the mechanisms of evolution are less well understood, and it is these mechanisms that are described by several theories of evolution.
Evolution does not proceed from any basic randomness, although genetic changes are not coupled to selection and may be characterised as "random" relative to selection pressures, nor do they anticipate the needs of a species.
One of the favorite anti-evolutionist challenges to the existence of transitional fossils is the supposed lack of transitional forms in the evolution of the whales.
www.talkorigins.org /origins/faqs-evolution.html   (1031 words)

 Five Major Misconceptions about Evolution
What they don't appreciate is that this rate of evolution is all that is required to produce the diversity of all living things from a common ancestor.
Evolution makes predictions about what we would expect to see in the fossil record, comparative anatomy, genetic sequences, geographical distribution of species, etc., and these predictions have been verified many times over.
Evolution is supported by a wide range of observations throughout the fields of genetics, anatomy, ecology, animal behavior, paleontology, and others.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/faq-misconceptions.html   (2448 words)

 Human Evolution
Evolution works best when a small population of a species becomes isolated and faced suddenly with new hazards.
Evolution had honed the species to fit the environment and was now in balance.
Evolution, through the liberal application of death and hardship, had built a strong body and a sound mind by the time of the appearance of Homo sapiens sapiens.
www.onelife.com /evolve/manev.html   (8461 words)

 Human Evolution - MSN Encarta
Paleoanthropology is a subfield of anthropology, the study of human culture, society, and biology.
However, some people find the concept of human evolution troubling because it can seem to conflict with religious and other traditional beliefs about how people, other living things, and the world came to be.
Strepsirhines share all of the basic characteristics of primates, although their brains are not particularly large or complex and they have a more elaborate and sensitive olfactory system (sense of smell) than do other primates.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761566394   (1234 words)

Trying to harmonize the Lamarckian and Darwinian factors of evolution, he was among the first to defend the so-called neo-Lamarckian theory, which insists upon the direct influence of the environment and the inheritance of newly acquired characters.
According to him progressive evolution required intrinsic laws of developmnent, which, however, as he added, were to be sought for in molecular forces.
The bones of the fore-limbs are not movable independently of one another, being bound together by means of tendons–.Other remarkable vestigial structures are the teeth of the Arctic right whale, which never penetrate the gums and are reabsorbed before birth, the upper teeth of the ox, the milk teeth and the eyes of the mole.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05655a.htm   (13590 words)

 Evolution Happens
The theory of evolution is the only explanation for the origin of life that accounts for the fossil, anatomical, molecular (including genetic), behavioral and geological evidence.
This is because evolution explains all of the evidence far better than all other proposed explanations for the origin of life.
People who assert that the Second Law of Thermodynamics makes the evolution of life from simpler to more complex forms impossible, either do not understand the Second Law or are intentionally misleading their audience.
www.evolutionhappens.net   (2440 words)

Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop.
Keep track of the latest developments at the Evolution project wiki, participate in the Evolution community with mailing lists, and chat with the developers and users of Evolution using an IRC client.
If you are interested in helping to translate Evolution, talk to the GNOME Translation Project.
www.gnome.org /projects/evolution   (128 words)

 Evolution: The Origin and Subsequent Elaboration of the 'Chromosomal' Hypothesis of Hybrid Sterility
Evolution: The Origin and Subsequent Elaboration of the 'Chromosomal' Hypothesis of Hybrid Sterility
The codiscoverer of evolution by means of natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, held rigidly to the theory as originally formulated, while Darwin was more flexible.
Evolution results from the accumulation of many evolutionary "events", each involving some or all of four processes: variation, heredity (inheritance), phenotypic selection, reproductive isolation.
post.queensu.ca /~forsdyke/evolutio.htm   (7598 words)

 Evolution Markets Brokerage Services for Coal and Environmental Markets
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Evolution Markets Inc. provides services to corporations, governments and other institutions seeking assistance in understanding and managing the policy and commercial aspects of this issue.
www.evomarkets.com   (1322 words)

 Understanding Evolution
Evolution is a slow process through which species gradually adapt to their environments, right?
In August of 2006, Aaren Freeman and James Byers of the University of New Hampshire announced that the blue mussel has evolved defenses against a new invasive predator in just 15 years...
This research profile examines how scientist Jennifer McElwain studies plant evolution in order to understand the history and patterns of global climate change.
evolution.berkeley.edu   (284 words)

Filled with scientific facts against evolution, a massive collection, one of the most complete anti-evolution websites on the internet.
It clearly establishes that evolution cannot possibly be the causal agent of matter, objects, or life.
But that important truth would be negated by the theory that savagery, violence, and sudden killing reigned for millions of years on our planet before Adam and Eve came into existence.
www.evolution-facts.org   (1145 words)

 CNN.com - Georgia considers banning 'evolution' - Jan. 30, 2004
Superintendent Kathy Cox said the concept of evolution would still be taught under the proposal, but the word would not be used.
Cox repeatedly referred to evolution as a "buzzword" Thursday and said the ban was proposed, in part, to alleviate pressure on teachers in socially conservative areas where parents object to its teaching.
Social conservatives who prefer religious creation to be taught instead of evolution criticized the proposal as well.
www.cnn.com /2004/EDUCATION/01/30/striking.evolution.ap/index.html   (368 words)

 Evolution Audio & Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia - The most comprehensive source of scientific facts and statements on origins
Wistar Destroys Evolution - A special major meeting of scientists which concluded, on the basis of new evidence, that evolutionary theory was dead
Evolution is a Religious Faith - Evolutionists and scientists both agree: Evolution is a religion, which must be accepted by faith
EVOLUTION AND OUR SCHOOLS The evolutionists are determined to take over the schools and direct the minds of the youth
www.pathlights.com /ce_encyclopedia/Index.htm   (2091 words)

 Large Index
15- SPECIES EVOLUTION This is an important subject.
Evolution requires that one species can change into a different one—so let us look at the species
21- SIMILARITIES The theory of cross-species similarities, as an evidence of evolution, is basic to evolution but is disproved by scientific facts
www.evolution-facts.org /EncyclopediaTOC.htm   (688 words)

 Battle on Teaching Evolution Sharpens (washingtonpost.com)
Policymakers in 19 states are weighing proposals that question the science of evolution.
Some evolution opponents are trying to use Bush's No Child Left Behind law, saying it creates an opening for states to set new teaching standards.
Although the new strategy speaks of "teaching the controversy" over evolution, opponents insist the controversy is not scientific, but political.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A32444-2005Mar13.html   (1785 words)

 The Evolution of Truth
One of the key evidences presented for creation is the recurring appearance of the Divine proportion, or golden section, throughout the design of the human body and other life forms.
Other evidences of creation by God are shown through numerous illustrations of mankind's greatest "inventions" that, curiously, existed first in nature and examples of natural selection and adaptation that seem more unnatural than natural.
Many other links and resources are provided on creation and evolution, the Fibonacci series and golden section, DNA and genetics, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) and our spirituality and ability to know God.
www.evolutionoftruth.com   (479 words)

 A Science Odyssey: You Try It: Human Evolution
With the 1912 "discovery" of the Piltdown Man, the study of human evolution was sent down a wrong track.
When the phony Piltdown Man, with its human skull and orangutan's jaw, was finally exposed in 1953, the pieces of the great puzzle began to fall into place.
If you are having trouble accessing the Human Evolution activity, try the non-Javascript version.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/tryit/evolution   (191 words)

 Handprint : Ancestral Lines
Human evolution is a puzzle made up of thousands of fossil pieces, and the Chart of Human Evolution (below) shows the major pieces of that puzzle arranged in a likely solution.
But before technology could have much impact, our evolution was also helped along by the human tendency to migration and the resulting geographic isolation of different hominid groups — documented in Hominid Fossil Sites and Patterns of Homind Dispersal.
Skulls are particularly valuable as evidence for the evolution of The Hominid Brain.
www.handprint.com /LS/ANC/evol.html   (661 words)

 NOVELL: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop: Novell Evolution 2
As part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Novell Evolution integrates smoothly with other applications and communications tools and connects to corporate communications architectures including Novell GroupWise® and Microsoft Exchange.
Novell Evolution embraces mail, calendar and address book standards to ease data sharing.
Novell Evolution 2.0 includes the new Novell Evolution Data Server component that exposes Evolution-accessible data (such as mail, calendar and contacts) to the rest of the desktop applications.
www.novell.com /products/evolution   (957 words)

 Elsevier.com - Trends in Ecology & Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Trends in Ecology and Evolution keeps these scientists informed of new developments and ideas across the full range of ecology and evolutionary biology - from the pure to the applied, and from molecular to global.
Now, more than ever before, is it necessary for life scientists to be aware of research from a wide range of disciplines, especially in the face of the gathering momentum of global environmental change and destruction.
More than any other journal, Trends in Ecology and Evolution is the major forum for coverage of all the important issues concerning organisms and their environments.
www.elsevier.com /inca/publications/store/3/0/3/3/9   (536 words)

 Astronomy HyperText Book: Stellar Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stellar Evolution is driven entirely by the never ending battle between Pressure and Gravity.
Each new stage in stellar evolution is hence marked by a different energy generation mechansism.
The luminosity generated by the core fusion of Helium into Carbon is far greater than the shell luminosity associated with the fusion of Hydrogen into Helium.
zebu.uoregon.edu /textbook/se.html   (456 words)

 Human Behavior & Evolution Society
The Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) is an interdisciplinary,
Human Nature Special reduced rate to members of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
Evolution, Emergence, Generation, 28-29 September, 2006 at the Saïd Business School,
www.hbes.com   (437 words)

 Scientific Recruitment | Evolution Life Science
Evolution is a unique service provider who recognise the dual importance of 'People' and 'Intelligence' to the creation of sustainable companies.
We are a highly respected and innovative company who provide market intelligence, commercialisation tools and qualified personnel, for all areas of the Life Science, Biotechnology and Medical Device Sector.
Due to increasing success, Evolution is expanding its team and offices.
www.evolutionconsultants.com   (294 words)

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