evolution or creation??
i think there is sumthing than evolution...................................creation?????????????????????????????????????
Creation if you believe that there is a God. Evolution has too many problems within itself. The number of mutations for information to be gained is impossible. Most mutations we see in this day in age a negative mutations causing certain insect to lose wings, more people having autism ect.
I think it really all comes down to: Do you believe that there is a God and that catastrophic events such as the flood formed the world we live in today? Or do you believe that there was a cosmic egg that exploded and billions of years of random change have formed the world we live in. I find we live in a world filled with order and if everything were to happen by chance then morals would be inexistent and life would be meaninless
@BCP; Whatever you believe is fine. That cosmic egg is Physics not Biology, were still trying to understand it. Evolution however is biology. Just a point on the bad adaptations we have, that's what happens. Our body ticks away, when you learn genetics and how DNA is replicated and RNA codes for proteins and how those systems work you'll see that anomalies occur. 9 times out of 10 it will have a negative impact as our proteins are highly specific structures, this leads to problems, however sometimes we stumble on a good adaptation which we take advantage of that reshapes our bodies to stand on two legs, or gives us a certain ability to smell, the dog has adapted to have the better nose, we created the thumb and fingers to manipulate the world around us. Last point, i have elaborated, given up examples, ideas etc to my theory, i still have no credible proof to the contrary from 'the other side' of the argument
what is mutation?
mutation- something goes wrong with the genes and you get a kid with four arms. It usually happens during mitosis (or meiosis), basically when there's a lot going on with the gene DNA being moved around and switched up- it's so easy for something to go wrong. Sometimes, the messed up cell dies because its mutation just doesn't work. Other times, the mutation is o.k. or doesn't prevent the cell from doing its basic functions, so the cell keeps living its little life and dividing to make more weird cells. That's what cancer is. That's also why humans are not fish- why there's diversity
Yes, It does depend on who you ask. If you are talking about what 'science' believes, in the pursuit of truth (though the meaning of science is debated upon), evolution would be the way to go. The question of creationism is simply a moral one, do you believe in god and everything that is in the bible. It is on that note that if you wish to believe in creationism it must be on faith only. Evolution on the other hand is based on logic. A great, perhaps nearly infinite number of hypotheses based on evolution have been tested. The theory of evolution and natural selection is where most of these tests have pointed. Evolution is where many small changes over large time scales produce overall greater changes though natural selection. That is a mutation occurs (Biomedstudent, gandalfwiz) that produces some sort of a change that is either selected for (ie. that organism is able to pass its genetic material onwards) or against (creature dies/gets eaten/is unable to reproduce and its genetic material is not passed onwards). This process continues through time gradually changing a species. We can see evidence of this through the evolution of microbes. Microbes generations pass quickly and we can see changes in the species when selection pressure is applied. We can also see evidence for evolution as we can observe some of the different 'stages' a species may have taken through time to see what they have become today. This is both through current living creatures and fossils. One such example is the evolution of C4 photosynthesis from a C3 photosynthesising plant. We can see, through a number of intermediate species the molecular mechanism through which the changes slowly occurred. See: http://www.faculty.biol.ttu.edu/tissue/downloads%5Cbiol4350_6350/Sage%2004.pdf This is a particularly good example as C4 photosynthesis arose many times in the past and as a result there are many intermediate plants out there to study. I have found that evolution is rarely disputed in the scientific field (in saying this, I really mean the literature) only the exact mechanisms are disputed. Creationists often attempt to provide evidence that is against evolution (simply because of their belief; which is fair enough), some of which has evidence against it and a smaller proportion backing it up. Often things that the scientific community brings up is either taken out of context or twisted into disbelief. It is a result of this that solid theories, such as evolution, that have a very large evidence base are thought by the some of the public are false. Climate change is another example of this, however at risk of hijacking your thread I will not go into it.