Friday, May 25, 2007

Evolution is Not Just a Theory

This was the topic of my final paper for my english class. It wasn't long enough and I did some other things wrong. It came down to the point where I just wanted to make sure I turned something in.

So here it is:

Evolution is Not Just a Theory

You cannot change history. When you are able to take a look at something today and then look at what it was 1,000 years ago. You then know beyond any doubt. The evolution as we know it today dates back to 1858 when Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace jointly presented the theory of evolution by natural selection. Because of the physical differences between the human race, it goes without saying that evolution is not just a theory. Evolution is a fact of life.

The main way for us to take a look into the past is by examination of fossil remains. Everyone knows that a picture is worth a 1000 words, but how many words would a fossil remain of Homo sapiens that walked this world 500,000 - 200,000 years ago be worth? That doesn’t count all the other fossils that have been found. When you compare all these various stages of human kind, it will paint a nice picture of the human evolution.

Sure, everyone likes to believe the earth was created in seven days. Other than some print on paper and what you believe, there is no physical proof of Earth being created in seven days. Then there are the extremists that make teaching anything other than the Divine Creation illegal, as you can see by the Scopes Trial (Scopes v. State, 152 Tenn. 424, 278 S.W. 57 (Tenn. 1925). To believe in evolution is not denouncing your belief in the bible. Evaluation is just the science of life, the changes that that planet has under gone. Even Pope John Paul II contended evolution does not refute the presence of God. So, you can still believe in your God and evolution at the same time. Maybe the world was created in seven days, maybe not. One thing for sure is that the planet has changed. Ok so let’s say that human life started off with Adam and Eve. Simple enough. With this picture there would be no evolution, because evolution does not take place between two people. Evolution takes place with a whole population. When you take a line up of humans that are living on this planet today you can see we do not all look the same. Just look at people from Africa, Japan, North or even South America. People are different. How about wisdom teeth? Why is it that just about everyone has them removed? Then there are people like myself, I born with out my lower wisdom teeth. I think that the next thing that you’ll see in the human race is people being born without an appendix.

When you take a step out side of the box it is easy to see that everything has a path of evoulation. Even the smallest cells in every living creature are made from the same 20 amino acids that are the building blocks for proteins. So, you might be thinking that due to the Divine Creation we were all made at the same time. Then why the evloution that you can so clearly see is there?

With the evdience presendeted here it is easy to see how evloution
works. You can not just cast a blind eye to it like evolution never happened.
Though I’m sure some would want to.


I eded up getting a score of 21/25 on this. And that is way better than I thought I was going to get! This is what the teach had to say about it.

Joshua, You brought up some good points in your paper on evolution. Well done on
bringing in counterarguments. Although you had the works cited at the end of the
paper, none of the sources were cited within the paper itself. Please review the
research paper chapters. In future classes, you'll need to know how to write
this sort of paper. Best, Marie
So I got a B in the class! Best score evea!

2 comments:

Bardouble29 said...

Good Job!!! Wooo hoooo! Yea Baby!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Congratulations!

 

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