Part 2 discussing the fact and evidence of evolution.The Fact and Evidence of Evolution
When you look in the mirror what do you see? You’re looking at a primate of the species homosapien. You share many of the traits of your parents. Your hair, eye and skin color, your height, susceptibility to certain diseases, the very person you see is due to your parents.
You also share many of those unique traits with a larger group of people. Asians, Africans, Europeans, Native Americans. All have unique characteristics as a group. Expanding the search outward we see homosapiens share many of the same traits as apes, chimpanzees and monkeys. Science has taken us back 3 billion years to the very beginning of life on this planet. Let’s look at just a tiny fraction of the evidence.
Once again we turn to the University of Berkley and their site Understanding Evolution
. The subcategory, What is the Evidence of Evolution
, contains links to multiple sources, current findings, and methods.What is the Evidence of Evolutionhttp://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/search/topicbrowse2.php?topic_id=46
Subcategories under What is the Evidence:
1. Lines of Evolution: discusses Fossil Evidence, Homologies, Distribution in Time and Space, and evidence by example.
2. 15 Evolutionary Gems
is an article found in the journal Nature
discussing 15 articles that have appeared in their journal over the past decade.
3. A Webcast from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where Dr. Kingsley discusses the original objections of Darwin’s theory and how modern evidence supports the theory of evolution.
4. Clair Patterson discusses how radiometric dating is used to provide evidence of an ancient Earth and ancient life.
5. Wallace and Wegener’s concept of Biogeography; how a species current distribution can be explained by evolution and continental drift.The Tree of Life Web
Project is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics. Yes, 10,000 sources discussing the evidence of evolution.The Tree of Life Web Projecthttp://www.tolweb.org/tree/Human Evolution
The Human Origins Program at the Smithsonian Institution is one of the best resources for human evolution. Take a look.http://anthropology.si.edu/humanorigins/
18 Additional sources on human evolution can be found at:http://www.tolweb.org/Homo/16418
The fact of evolution is undeniable. The theory of evolution explains how it all happened.