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GarretKadeDupre
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8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?
Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?
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Dragonfang
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8/19/2014 3:15:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
There is gradual genetic change between generation, or genetic inheritance. This is commonly refereed to as "micro evolution".

There is Darwinian evolution, in which the origin of diversity within species comes from a( ) hypothetical proto-cell ancestor(s), in which it's(their) descendants, all earth lifeforms, gradually changed through evolutionary mechanisms until they brought modern species. This is commonly known as "macro evolution"

In Darwinian evolution, it is claimed that apes are cousins with humans, essentially there is a species that brought all types of apes, and humans are a type ape, albeit an advanced one.
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8/19/2014 4:56:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?
Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?

It's not a stupid question, since the theory of Evolution is different from the mechanisms of evolution. So evolution doesn't necessitate that common ancestry between all living species is shared, nor does it require that humans came from apes.

It is characterized by a change in allele frequencies in the population over time, that's basically it. So when the statement "Evolution explains X", it is a statement that allele changes over time explains X, and not necessarily any specific mechanism of evolution (natural selection, speciation, mutations, genetic drift whatever).
GarretKadeDupre
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8/19/2014 6:21:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/19/2014 4:56:34 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?
Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?

It's not a stupid question, since the theory of Evolution is different from the mechanisms of evolution. So evolution doesn't necessitate that common ancestry between all living species is shared, nor does it require that humans came from apes.

It is characterized by a change in allele frequencies in the population over time, that's basically it. So when the statement "Evolution explains X", it is a statement that allele changes over time explains X, and not necessarily any specific mechanism of evolution (natural selection, speciation, mutations, genetic drift whatever).

So the Theory of Evolution is "Allele frequencies in a population change over time"? That's it?

So "Humans evolved from apes" is NOT part of "The Theory of Evolution"?

So Universal Common Ancestry is NOT part of "The Theory of Evolution"?
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Envisage
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8/19/2014 6:32:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/19/2014 6:21:16 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 8/19/2014 4:56:34 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?
Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?

It's not a stupid question, since the theory of Evolution is different from the mechanisms of evolution. So evolution doesn't necessitate that common ancestry between all living species is shared, nor does it require that humans came from apes.

It is characterized by a change in allele frequencies in the population over time, that's basically it. So when the statement "Evolution explains X", it is a statement that allele changes over time explains X, and not necessarily any specific mechanism of evolution (natural selection, speciation, mutations, genetic drift whatever).

So the Theory of Evolution is "Allele frequencies in a population change over time"? That's it?

That's the definition.

So "Humans evolved from apes" is NOT part of "The Theory of Evolution"?

Evolution explains it, but it's not part of the framework of evolution, no.

So Universal Common Ancestry is NOT part of "The Theory of Evolution"?

No. It is a collary prediction of assumptions in evolution and DNA microbiology of life that exists today, but it is also not a requisite. You could for example find a planet where the science there predicts 10 independent common ancestors yet follow from predictions form evolution.

To give an analogy poetry is not fundamental to 'literature', but forms a supporting sect of it, which may or may not have profound underpinnings of literature. Removing poetry doesn't mean we do not have literature.

I guess in layman's use of Theory of Evolution those would be regarded as part of it as we know life on Earth, but they are not THE Theory of Evolution as defined.
Gaming_Debater
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8/19/2014 6:50:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?

No, that is part of its timeline. That is not the theory as a whole.

Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?

I think Darwinism says that.
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8/19/2014 7:20:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/19/2014 4:56:34 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?
Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?

It's not a stupid question, since the theory of Evolution is different from the mechanisms of evolution. So evolution doesn't necessitate that common ancestry between all living species is shared, nor does it require that humans came from apes.

It is characterized by a change in allele frequencies in the population over time, that's basically it. So when the statement "Evolution explains X", it is a statement that allele changes over time explains X, and not necessarily any specific mechanism of evolution (natural selection, speciation, mutations, genetic drift whatever).

Changes in allele frequencies explain very little themselves; they are more of an observation than an explanation of other observations. Fundamental to evolution's explanatory power are its other mechanisms: natural selection, genetic drift, mutation, and gene transfer. It's only in the context of these mechanisms that evolution or changes in allele frequencies can explain observed phenomena.
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8/21/2014 8:24:55 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/19/2014 2:43:27 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
What is the Theory of Evolution?

Descent with modification.

Does it say that humans evolved from apes? Is that part of it?

Humans are apes. You are an ape. Your parents are apes. That's part of our scientific classification.

Does it say all life evolved from a common ancestor? Is that part of it?

Yup.