Theory of evolution

December 23, 2008
Words from the "Theory of evolution" of evolution article at Conservapedia.com
The theory of evolution is a naturalistic theory of the history of life on earth (this refers to the theory of evolution which employs methodological naturalism and is taught in schools and universities). Merriam-Webster's dictionary gives the following definition of evolution: "a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations." Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the theory of evolution which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists. Although the defenders of the theory of evolution contend there is evidence that supports the theory of evolution, there is a multitude of serious problems with the theory of evolution which will be discussed shortly.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Algorithm An algorithm is a procedure for carrying out a task which, given an initial state, will terminate in a clearly defined end-state.
http://www.conservapedia.com/American The term American means someone from the Americas, which comprised of two continental pieces: North and South America.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx is an extinct bird known from a small number of fossil. Archaeopteryx is sometimes presented as evidence of evolution because the bones have some characteristics reminiscent of reptiles ...
http://www.conservapedia.com/Archimedes Archimedes (287 BC - 212 BC) was an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Aristotle Aristotle lived from 384 to 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher who was a student of Plato and the tutor of Alexander the Great.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheist Atheism, as defined by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, is the denial of the existence of God.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Bacteria Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms. Modern pathology and medicine are based on the findings of Louis Pasteur and later Robert Koch and Charles Laveran that bacteria cause many ailments.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Biologist A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms and their relationship to their environment.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Biology Biology is the scientific study of life. rnrnIt encompasses several fields of study, including genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, mammalian physiology, biophysics, medicine, botany, ...
http://www.conservapedia.com/Britain The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state north-west of mainland Europe. It comprises England, Scotland and Wales, which occupy the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
Charles Darwin
http://www.conservapedia.com/Charles_Darwin Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was a famous naturalist born in England. Charles Darwin is best known for the theory of evolution by natural selection.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Creation-evolution_controversy The creation-evolution controversy is an ongoing dispute most prevalent in regions of the United States.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Creationism Creationism is the belief that the earth and universe and the various kinds of animals and plants was created by God or some other supreme being.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Darwinism Darwinism, named for the nineteenth-century English naturalist Charles Darwin, holds that natural selection in combination with random mutation is the directive or creative force of evolution.
http://www.conservapedia.com/DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is an organic chemical compound made up of molecules shaped like a double helix (like a twisted ladder).
http://www.conservapedia.com/Embryo A human embryo is the first stage of human development.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Extrapolation Extrapolation is following an established trend in the data even though there is not data available for that region.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Fossil Fossils are preserved remains of once-living organisms.[1] They are usually formed when mineral-rich water makes its way into the organism's body.
Francis Bacon
http://www.conservapedia.com/Francis_Bacon Francis Bacon was an English christian, scientist, politician, and polymath during the Age of Exploration who lived from 1561 to 1626 and promoted research based on experimentation.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Genetics Genetics is the study of heredity and genes.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Genome A genome is all the hereditary information held by an organism, this includes both expressed and non-expressed genetic information. It is usually stored in DNA though retroviruses store it in RNA.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Geology Geology is the science and study of the solid matter of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. It is one of the Earth sciences.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Geophysics Geophysics is the branch of the Earth sciences which is studies the physical pehenomena which are relevant to the structure, physical conditions and evolutionary history of the Earth as a whole.
http://www.conservapedia.com/God In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Harvard Harvard University is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It ranked #1 in US News's 2009 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.
http://www.conservapedia.com/History History is the account of the human past. It also refers to the academic discipline of researching, usually studying written, oral, or archaeological sources, as well as of communicating the results of ...
http://www.conservapedia.com/Homology Homology involves the theory that macroevolutionary relationships can be demonstrated by the similarity in the anatomy and physiology of different animals.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Invertebrate An invertebrate (in contrast to a vertebrate), is an animal with no spine.
Isaac Newton
http://www.conservapedia.com/Isaac_Newton Sir Isaac Newton (1634-1727) was an English physicist, astronomer, mathematician, theologian, alchemist, and government official.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Macroevolution Macroevolution is the theory that natural selection can, given enough time, lead to the creation of new clades which are groups of organisms consisting of a single common ancestor and all the descendants ...
http://www.conservapedia.com/Materialist Materialism is a philosophy within the realm of metaphysics that holds that the only thing that can be proven beyond doubt to exist is matter.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Mutation In biology, a mutation is any physical change in the genetic material of an organism. In most cases this is either the DNA or RNA in the cell nucleus.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Naturalistic_evolution The Naturalistic evolution theory (or unguided evolution) posits the view that new species of life came into being as a result of natural causes only, that is ...
http://www.conservapedia.com/Organism An organism in nature is a stable living system typically composed of organs that influence each other while functioning as one overall unit. In common terms, it generally refers to any single living being,
http://www.conservapedia.com/Paleoanthropology Paleoanthropology is a interdisciplinary branch of anthropology that concerns itself with the origins of early humans and it examines and evaluates items such as fossils and artifacts. In addition, according the American Heritage Science Dictionary paleoanthropology is the study of "extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens by means of their fossil remains."
http://www.conservapedia.com/Paleontology Paleontology is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils. This includes the study of body fossils, tracks (ichnites), burrows, cast-off parts, fossilized feces (coprolites), palynomorphs and chemical residues.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Phylogeny Phylogeny describes the relationships between groups of animals as understood by ancestor/descendant history, so that groups are linked together on the basis of the recency of common ancestry. This is assessed primarily by the recognition of shared derived characters. The pattern of evolutionary relationships within and between groups can be depicted in the form of a branching diagram called cladograms, which are like genealogies of species.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Postulate A postulate is a statement that is assumed to be true without proof. Euclid, the father of geometry, based The Elements on ten such statements, divided into five "axioms" and five "postulates."
http://www.conservapedia.com/Pseudoscience Pseudoscience is theory or speculation having the trappings of science, and presented as science, but not generally accepted as valid by the scientific community.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Speciation Speciation is the process by which new species arise. Speciation occurs when gene-flow stops between two sub-populations due to geographic or behavioral isolation.
St. Augustine
http://www.conservapedia.com/St._Augustine Saint Augustine or Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.) is considered one of the great fathers of the Christian church, and has been of momentous importance in the development of Christian thought.

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