As a believer in Evolution I have done my best to completely understand the process and how it works in addition to - not against - creation beliefs. However, this came up here at home and I wanted some other views. I am the ONLY one who believe in Evolution in any form here, but I'm also the only one who understands it.
We were talking about why African Americans are so much better suited for the NFL than Caucasian Americans are. Physically they are built differently, their bones are denser, their knees are different for speed and so on... My mother says this is all part of their Adaptation to living in Africa and living the lifestyle they did. Yet she doesn't think Evolution has anything to do with it...
My question is this... How can one hold a belief in Adaptation and yet disbelieve Evolution? Adaptation IS basic Evolution just on a smaller scale. It takes 100s generations rather than 1000s of generations...
There is no talking to people that are so closed minded that they don't "believe" in evolution.
Answer by Gailll at 11:24 AM on Aug. 1, 2010
yes, all the little adaptations over time add up to the major evolutions we see.
I do not understand why creationists would believe that every other species can evolve except humans
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 11:32 AM on Aug. 1, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:33 AM on Aug. 1, 2010
"Evolution is the change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms through successive generations."
"Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby a population becomes better suited to its habitat."
Have her look up the definitions. Adaptation is evolution. How can someone that disbelieves in evolution believe in adaptation? They don't know the definition of adaptation. They are closed minded.
Answer by Gailll at 11:39 AM on Aug. 1, 2010
I believe in evolution but some people who are creationists only accept the adaptation idea because they say there is no fossil evidence for species evolving into another completely different species.
In other words, you can have lots of different looking dogs from a wolf to a chihuahua through adaptation and breeding, but a dog can't become a elephant even over a long period of time.
Again this isn't my belief I'm just adding to the discussion.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 12:30 PM on Aug. 1, 2010
Evolution is a combination of genetic mutation, natural selection and adaption.
Answer by beeky at 2:16 PM on Aug. 1, 2010
Answer by bjane01 at 2:56 PM on Aug. 1, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:10 PM on Aug. 1, 2010