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Another Evolution question...

If there was no evolution, how can you explain different color skin pigments? Or the extra skin on chinese and japanese eyes? Or the large features on those with african heritage??

Aren't these mutations evolution at it's most basic form?

 
SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 11:14 AM on Apr. 12, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Even if the real beginning to the world was creation, evolution (as the meaning in the dictionary) has existed since day 1. Read a history or science book. Haven't we evolved from 500 years ago? YES.....aren't we taller? Lots of things that have evolved.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 11:31 AM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Evolution is true. Anyone that doesn't believe so hasn't taken prehistoric history or biology. The first humans to live on earth most certainly did resemble apes. Evolution doesn't explain the creation of the universes or galaxies though.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:07 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • i will get back to you on this, there is a valid answer. although it takes alot of writing i don't have time for right now. i'm very busy these days, so i may take a few days to have the answer on here. i hope you understand.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Evolution means complete change from one species to another . It does not apply to changes in pigmatation and extra eyelids. the reason the asain have that for their eyes was because oft he climate they live in.
    here have a read in the evolution section of answersingenesis.com
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 3:09 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Evolution is a process, and natural selection is the manner of that process. Mutations that are beneficial to a group can lead to changes in that group- EVENTUALLY leading POSSIBLY to a new species... Shaneagle- you used evolution to state that evolution wasn't at work!?! Having epicanthic eyefolds was a beneficial mutation- so it spread through natural selection- the people with this mutation in their genetic code were more successful and it eventually *took over* in that group. We are all one SPECIES but different RACES WITHIN the SPECIES. This means that we are not so different that we cannot not mate and produce offspring that are also fertile. Example- while a donkey and a horse can have an offspring (mule) mules are not capable of producing another mule. They are sterile. So they have changed enough from their common (equine) ancestor that they are now different SPECIES. We as humans have actually been experiencing con't
    mtnmama111

    Answer by mtnmama111 at 3:55 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • con't accelerated evolution/ natural selection over the last 10,000 years. Example- 80% of N Europeans have acquired the ability to digest milk as adults. Whereas in populations in other regions of the world who do not domesticate ruminants have a very low occurrence of the gene- often around 20%. A subset of around 10% of the European population has a natural immunity to HIV... thought to be the result of the ravages of viruses over the last millenia or so. As Africa is suffering through the decimation of over a THIRD of it's population in some areas from this disease- we will likely see a similar result.
    mtnmama111

    Answer by mtnmama111 at 4:01 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • i will have to get back to you on this one thanks for asking this question though.
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 5:00 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • I just watched this show on Nova about Dover Pennsylvania and the debate between Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Darwin wins. Thank god.
    writeon

    Answer by writeon at 6:00 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Shaneagle, no, that is NOT what evolution is. It's not "changing from one species to another". That idea is STUPID. All you're doing is showing you don't understand evolution. There's so much more to it than that. Different features in the different races of human beings IS evolution, and you are right in saying it did happen because of different climates.
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 8:30 PM on Apr. 12, 2009