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whale, monster, dragon
hippo or adaquadic dinosaur
Dinosaurs and The Flood: 3 possibilities
a. never existed
b.created but extinct before the flood
c.created and then extinct after the flood- dinos on ark
We do know the bible describes a completly different world after The Flood- 3 ways
a. climate change
b. landforms change
c. lifespans changed
what does evolve mean?
small changes in living things over a SHORT period of time days-1000s of years
large changes in living things over a LONG period of time millions/ billions
changes in molecules to eventually form life
changes in the universe to produce atoms, stars, galaxies, ect.
Which kind of evolution did Darwin think of and explain first?
macro, chemical, cosmic evolution all assume that...
a.things change at the same rate now and always
b. there has to have been millions/billions of years
_______is different from macro chemical and cosmic because it is _______ and _______
micro, observable, provable
Darwin's theory of natural selection is a good explanation of __________
Darwin's theory of natural Selection (5 things)
D. Survival of the fittest
organisms produce more offspring than needed to survive
offspring are not identical.... each has slightly different traits
offspring compete for food, territory, mates, ect.
Survival of the fittest
"best" traits tend to live; "worst" tend to die
surviving offspring of survivors pass on their traits
Problems when Darwin's theory of natural selction is used to explain macroevolution
a. big changes don't happen
b. In-between steps must make individual more "fit" to survive
c. Difficult changes need to happen stimultaneously
d. Difficult to explain evolution of complex structure
e. Mutral evolution.. two different species rely on eachother for survival
f. Living "fossils"... things that haven't changed in 100's of years
famous half-lizard half-bird fossil
fish that lives in the Indian ocean
How old is the universe? (CST)
15 billion years
How old is the earth? (CST)
How many years ago did life first appear? (CST)
How many years ago was the Age of the dinosaurs? (CST)
225 to 65 million
How many years ago did modern humans appear? (CST)
200,000 years ago
Hwo many eras is geologic time divided into?
What happends to the eras over time?
they get shorter over time
Who developed the current theory of evolution?
Where did Charles Darwin observe plants and animals that seemed evoloved from other closely-related forms?
What is the name of Charles Darwin's theory?
the order that includes lemers, monkeys, apes, and humans
family of primates that only include humans
What is a
earliest known himinid species (Lucy)
What is the Olduvai George?
Place where Lucy was found
What are some scientific names of two other fossil hominids besides
Homo habilis, Homo erectus
sub species of humans that are now extinct