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3.27: Anti-evolution arguments

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    The theory of evolution has been controversial since its inception largely because it deals with issues of human origins and behavior, our place in the Universe, and life and its meaning. Its implications can be quite disconcerting, but many observations support the fact that organisms on Earth are the product of evolutionary processes and these processes are consistent with what we know about how matter and energy behave. As we characterize the genomes of diverse organisms, we see evidence for the interrelationships, observations that non-scientific (creationist) models would never have predicted and do not explain. That evolutionary mechanisms have generated the diversity of life and that all organisms found on Earth share a common ancestor is as well-established as the atomic structure of matter, the movement of Earth around the Sun, and the solar system around the Milky Way galaxy. The implications of evolutionary processes remain controversial, but not evolution itself. is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.

    –Charles Darwin.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Michael W. Klymkowsky (University of Colorado Boulder) and Melanie M. Cooper (Michigan State University) with significant contributions by Emina Begovic & some editorial assistance of Rebecca Klymkowsky.

    This page titled 3.27: Anti-evolution arguments is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Michael W. Klymkowsky and Melanie M. Cooper.