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02-18-2014, 05:30 PM #1
Evolution over Creationism?
So I'm writing a paper/project on why evolution is how everything exists and not from creationism. It's a debate project that I will be going against another classmate. I will use some points that Bill Nye brought up in the debate against Ken Ham which I'm going to watch again for a review. I just want to know some main points that evolution uses in its reason why it's the source of existence.
02-18-2014, 05:35 PM #2
If youve watched/played enough Pokemon this should be off the top of your head I can assume.
02-18-2014, 06:04 PM #3
Without evolution the world would remain the same forever , Humans wouldn't Evolve (not a Pokemon reference) , and the Universe wouldn't evolve or change either.
02-18-2014, 06:15 PM #4
was there a question to this thread or.......
02-18-2014, 06:17 PM #5
can the bible prove anything? can you prove anything from it?
02-19-2014, 07:56 AM #6
I have about 15 minutes before my next class, so here goes.
First off, I would suggest not looking to Bill Nye first, but to a biology text book.
Evolution by definition is change in a species over time, in accordance to environment for survival. We have observed this in several cases, even in very small time frames with bacterium and viruses/virii, such as tuberculosis. Evolution is the reason that you get a flu shot every year, the influenza virus Evolves and adapts to not be killed by the vaccine. You can't say evolution doesn't exist or is wrong, without denying the majority of biological sciences.
However, the start of organisms, the creation or whatever, was not remotely close to evolution. This is misunderstood, and often misinterpreted and spread. In accordance to the start of life on Earth, there are several theories that have been proposed. One of these is called the 'primordial soup' model, which goes as such:
The early Earth had an atmosphere and oceans rich hydrogen, ammonia, methane, and carbon dioxide. When broken down, these molecules consist of the very basic building blocks of life. Over time, after millions of years, molecules split and reformed into a primitive RNA structure by chance. RNA has been observed to be able to self-replicate, and after doing so over time is able to form polymerases used to build DNA copies from the RNA strands, which are then able to form cells and more complex structures with proteins. These single celled organisms eventually grew in complexity, becoming multicellular, forming specialized multicellular arrays for specific functions within larger organisms, and after millions and billions of years, were able to combine to form every living creature we know of today.
After the first organisms appeared, then evolution started taking course, with the better suited organisms traits being passed on to future generations.
Just remember, evolution didn't start life and isn't the source of it, it is what continued it through time, refining organisms to be better suited for their environments.
This may be a shotty explanation of it, but is what I remember when I had a similar topic for class. Don't get pulled into a "why we should believe in a God" argument, or into how the universe started as opposed to life on Earth, unless you are prepared for it. Read up on your facts and you'll be fine.
02-19-2014, 08:51 AM #7
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02-19-2014, 10:32 AM #8
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If you want to win, just copy down everything Bill Nye said in that entire debate, and read that.
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