Top Ten Misconceptions About EvolutionScience has it backed up with a lot of evidence about it but some people always make mistakes about it... Here's some of those misconceptions.
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The Top Ten
No we're not. We are descended from a common ancestor that humans and monkeys shared approximately 10 or 20 million years ago. Same thing with Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals. Infact, neanderthals are our evolutionary cousins.
Modern humans are evolving away their wisdom teeth. Up to a third of humans never get them. That's just one example. I could give you ten. In the future when we are all dependent on technology for everything we will become very weak individuals as we don't need that strength any more. Our feet will become smaller as our sense of balance becomes better and we will overcome obesity and depression.
Mentioned in the "We are still evolving" part, we are affecting the way we evolve via technology. We can also affect it by genetic engineering of specimens for example "Super Cattle"
These are not "examples of evolution speeding up."
These are examples of species with short gestation periods that reproduce in massive numbers, and in some species, with great frequency. (Mice would be a better example than fish, here. Yet, even for such profligate and productive breeders, mice show no signs of "evolutionary" change.)
In the case of bacteria, the rate of duplication can be astonishing; huge numbers of generations in short periods of time.
The more generations in the shortest period of time, the more likely the organism is to ADAPT to its environment.
This is ADAPTATION, not evolution. No new species will result.
Sometimes it can be extremely fast. For example, there's a species of fish in an extremely polluted river. One of these fish must have undergone a mutation making it resistant to pollution and passed it to its offspring. This has also been observed in a microscopic environment with bacteria. MRSA is a species of bacteria which underwent a mutation making it immune to antibiotics created by humans. These are both examples of evolution speeding up.
Right Cazaam, and in fact all three groups of human are sometimes considered to be Homo sapien, that is how similar we all are.
In fact roughly there appears to be at least two or three species of human since we first walked Earth: Homo erectus, Flores Hobbit, and Homo sapiens, with many subspecies in between.
What's the difference between the last Homo Heidelbergensis and the first Homo Sapien? Barely anything. There isn't any distinct position where the Homo Heidelbergensis split into Neanderthals and Modern Humans. There is no specific spot where they split. We just assume it's about 500 thousand years ago.
One part of evolution is mutations. Mutations can be beneficial but the majority of the time they aren't a good thing.
If God created animals that way, that's the way it is. We, as mortal beings, will never understand God's nature, as he's the most mysterious spirit in eternity. God bless you all.
Many religious people, including Christians, Jews, etc. , accept evolution because Scripture itself, says that God's Time is not the same as humanity's time.
I went to a Catholic middle school and a Catholic high school. They both taught the theory of evolution.
How did I forget this?
Before Darwin, there was another man who was French named Jean Baptiste Lamarck. He was known for his theory of how the giraffe got its long neck.