Theories of Evolution

Theories of Evolution

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Theories of Evolution
Chris Treadwell

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences LSTD 2413, Unit 4, Final.
March 12th, 2010

Evolution is a method that has an outcome in genetic alterations in inhabitants that spread over many generations. It’s a good effective scientific explanation of evolution; one that can be used to differentiate among evolution and similar alterations that aren’t evolution. One more general short explanation of evolution can be seen in several books. Regrettably the general explanations of evolution not within the scientific society are dissimilar. An example of this is in the Oxford Concise Science Dictionary where I found the following definition of evolution is a gradual process by which the present diversity of plant and animal life arose from the earliest and most primitive organisms, which is believed to have been continuing for the past 3000 million years (conservapedia, 2010). I found this definition to be indefensible for a dictionary of science. This definition leaves out fungi, prokaryotes, and protozoa, but it particularly included a term called gradual process which shouldn’t be part of its definition. More significantly the definition appears to submit further to the history of evolution than to evolution. The use of this definition it is probable to argue whether evolution is still taking place, but the definition supplies no simple way of distinctive evolution from other methods.
Many people are familiar that Charles Darwin was the father of evolutionary biology. Nonetheless, what is not generally known is what kind of a person he was. He was born on in in Shrewsbury, England. In 1831, in the midst of the confusion, Charles Darwin was twenty-two years old and wondering what to do with his life (Starr Cecie et al, 2008) He became a British naturalist who was known for his theories of evolution and natural selection. Similar to many scientists before him, he thought that all life on earth evolved...

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