reply to post by FSBlueApocalypse
1. Do you mean Darwinian Evolution? ...Because there are many actual definitions of the word. Darwinian Evolution is descent with modification. This
means that organisms change and adapt over time, slowly bringing forth new life on this planet. Yes, this definition is lacking a lot of details. It
is a very basic and simple definition.
2. Scientists believe humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor millions of years ago. How this happened... is bit of a debate. What I mean is that if
you start from Australopithecus afarensis, up to Homo erectus, and finally Homo sapien, there are a lot of theories as to how ape-like creatures
became us. One is that while our ancestors were still living in the Savanah they were possibly scavengers and used Paleolithic stone tools to eat meat
found already dead (there is also evidence of hunting... so I'm not subscribing to any one theory here). Whether they hunted or not it's fairly
clear that the protein gained was key. The protein led to larger brains, bigger brains led to better tools and communication, and so on.
Again... this area... as far as I have researched... has a few prominent theories that may or not contradict each other... or could be lacking
sufficient evidence. I'm just one person though, and perhaps there is more solid knowledge that I am unaware of.
3. I believe that Evolution is inherently atheist because it may mean the Bible is false.
4. I am still unsure about it completely contradicting my religious beliefs. I am a Christian... but... if someone can prove Evolution to be true then
I must accept it. I am burdened by the truth. Whatever is truth must be followed.
5. Microevolution are the small adaptations we see in our everyday world. Various breeds of dogs, cats, plants, etc. They're all adapting and
changing. Macroevolution is changing from one species, a dinosaur for example, into another; like a bird.
Now... since I have said all this I want to make it absolutely clear that I am not a scientist. I am a college student. Right now I am majoring in
both Anthropology and Computer Science... so I have no problem with science, technology, knowledge, or discovering the truth. Should I be wrong about
Evolution, then I accept that. If my data is incorrect... well... I'm only human.
[edit on 1-7-2009 by one_enlightened_mind]