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Topics in Evolution and Human Origin

The Unique Collections of Fossils in the Rising Star Cave System
In over 60 years of year-round excavations, the caves of Sterkfontein
in South Africa have produced only 400 human fossils. By comparison, 1,500
human fossils were found in the Rising Star cave system in three weeks and
thousands more were expected to be excavated. The remains found are
believed to be fossils of a new homin...
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The Correlation Between Intelligent Design and Creationism and the Criticism of the Public as an Alternative to the Theory of Evolution
In 2005, federal judge John E. Jones III ruled that teaching
intelligent design in public schools was unconstitutional. Kitzmiller v.
Dover Area School District revolved around a school board in Dover,
Pennsylvania, who had voted to have ninth grade biology teachers read a
statement about intelligent design to students. Int...
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A Study of the Evolutionary Aspects of Frostbite
Evolutionary Aspects of Frostbite When the wind chill temperature reaches -19 degrees Fahrenheit, exposed
skin can freeze and become frostbitten in just 30 minutes. Human bodies are
generally not biologically adapted to live in extremely cold environments.
Frostbite is the result of a defensive measure by the body to...
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The Evolution of the Human Brains and the Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Humans brains have evolved to see patterns. The Uncertainty Reduction
Theory states that people tend to gather information about people to reduce
uncertainty about them. This uncertainty is common not only when meeting
other people for the first time, but it is present in all types of new
situations. It is essential to our...
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Tools and Ideas for Studying the Evolution of Human Behavior
Modern primate analogs, including (1) forward facing eyes, (2) opposable thumbs, and (3) an omnivorous diet are useful tools when studying the evolution of human behavior. With respect to forward facing eyes, early primates faced uncertainty in their three-dimensional environments with uncertain footholds. Thus, acute col...
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The Designer God and the Human Understanding of the Universe in A Catholic Scientist Looks at Evolution by George Coyne
A Catholic Scientist Looks at Evolution In this article, A Catholic Scientist Looks at Evolution, by George Coyne, two main points are discussed. The first being that the Intelligent Design (ID) Movement showcases a God as a designer God, which actually belittles God despite evoking some sense of power and might. The other...
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The Similarities and Differences of the Philosophical and Scientific Ideas on Evolution During the 19th Century
In this essay, I will be comparing and contrasting 19th century philosophical and scientific ideas surrounding evolution. The 19th century was a time during which the mainstream views prevalent were criticized for being ethnocentric due to the fact that non-European societies were often deemed inferior as a result of being...
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The Similarities and Differences in the Explanations for Life on Earth Between Mythological, Biological, and Creationist
In this essay, I will be describing and assessing some of the differences and commonalities between mythological, biological and creationist explanations for life on earth. From a fundamentalist perspective historically it must be noted that the Christian Church has been in disagreement with biological and scientific pers...
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The Evolution of Humans and Its Predecessors in The Story of the Human Body, a Book by Daniel Lieberman
In The Story of the Human Body, Daniel Lieberman discusses the evolution of humanity and its predecessors, and how that evolution has shaped our lives, especially our health. He suggests that we have evolved to live in a world that is starkly different than the one we have created for ourselves. He believes that we have s...
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The Dominating Species on the Face of Earth
Why The Human is The Most Dominant Species on Earth Humans, and not the saber-tooth tiger, are the most dominant species on earth for many reasons. These include technological advances, the invention of agriculture and domestication. The saber-tooth tiger species was not able to adapt to their environment and create in...
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A Research on the Differences in Pelvis and Cranium Specimens in Human Evolution
Part I: Differences in 3 Pelvis Specimens Numerous evolutionary pressures have lead to this divergence in hip shape. The width of the pelvis determines the muscular conditions of walking. When one leg is supporting the body, gravity is going to tilt the upper body away from the supporting leg. The muscles located on the o...
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An Analysis of Chapters 4 and 5 From the Virus of the Mind
I found chapters 4 and 5 in the Virus of the Mind very interesting. The first chapter, Richard Brodie talked about evolution, which is a risky topic to talk about now a days because it creates conflict within many groups and people’s ‘beliefs’. A lot of people’s faith conflicts with the evolutionary model. I believe that p...
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An Analysis of a Chapter From Virus of the Mind by Richard Brodie
I really enjoyed reading this chapter in the Virus of the Mind. Richard Brodie says that “it’s been said that believing in a Christian God is an obvious choice”. I believe that this is also an easy option for most people to choose. I have known people that have gone through difficulties in their life such as drug abuse, vi...
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An Argument Proving That Evolution Is True
Essay Defending Evolution Evolution is True Life on earth arouse through a slow, natural evolutionary process.
There is significant evidence in favor of the theory of evolution. The
genes of a chimpanzee and human are 96% the same. "When one looks at the
chromosomes of humans and the li...
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A View on the Spectrum of Beliefs between Creationism and Evolution Theories
The Creation/Evolution Continuum Most people tend to think that creation and evolution theories are two separate, opposite ideas, when really there is a spectrum of beliefs between the two theories. The strictest Creationists are Flat Earthers, who take passages of the Bible literally and believe that the earth is flat....
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The Evolution of Adaptations and Traits in Nature
Have you ever wondered why peacocks have such flamboyant tails? They do not help peacocks obtain food or shelter. What purpose could they possibly serve? The answer is sexual attraction: peahens are attracted to peacocks with the largest tail. This might make sense from a visual perspective, but if you are perceptive, you m...
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An Argument in Favor of Microevolution and Its Impacts on Macroevolution
Did humans evolve from monkeys? Do we share over half of our genes with fruit flies? Is the majestic train of a peacock a way to attract peahens or an example of the beauty of one of God’s creations? These questions and countless others about evolution have inspired heated conflict between creationists and evolutionists for...
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The Different Theories of World Creation
Essay 1: Chapter 1 “How The Conflict Started” When we hear “Evolution Vs Creationism” our minds automatically jump to Charles Darwin’s highly accredited Origin of Species, and we automatically assume that either one of them is correct and they can’t BOTH be correct in different ways, as time goes on science and religion...
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The Creation of Entropy through Evolution
Entropy as a Result of Evolution For any event in life, the observed outcome is only of the many possible outcomes that may have occurred. For example, when one rolls a die and obtains a #1, there are still five other possible numbers that may have showed up. In contrast, if one flips a coin, there are only three possible...
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An Overview of the Controversies Surrounding the Theories of Creationism and Evolutionism
For many years the exact origins of humanity have been a mystery to men, and two main theories have developed along the way to try to explain it. These theories are Creationism and evolutionism. Creation is a religious explanation in which God created man and woman, as well as the earth, animals and else. Although, as well...
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A Research on the Neanderthals and Their Association to Cold Climates
Neanderthals have been closely associated with cold climates ever since their discovery. Their physical features suggest they are specifically adapted to the glacial environment of prehistoric Eurasia. Though these features lead us to deduce their adeptness to glacial temperatures, confusion arises when we consider the disc...
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Civilization as a Mixture of Nature and Nurture
No matter how you look at it, civilization was going to be formed eventually. However, certain variables determined how quickly and effectively they developed over time. Would civilization have formed differently if the earliest recorded human beings did not come up with the ideas of gods and goddesses? This we will neve...
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The NOVA Special: The Origins of Human Kind
“Humans: without a doubt, are the smartest animal on Earth. Yet we’re unmistakably ties to our ape origins. Millions of years ago, we were apes living ape lives in Africa. (Becoming Human Part 1).” The existence of these incredible creatures, and the road of evolution among them raise many questions for simple people and mo...
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A Critique of an Article Disproving the Existence of Evolution in Modern Times
The source is a publisher named Scientific American,  a popular science monthly magazine which has published papers since 1845, including some from Albert Einstein. A highly respected magazine, Scientific American has published historical issues such as classified information on the US’s top secret hydrogen bomb. The validi...
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An Analysis of Evolution and Supporting Evidence in The 10,000 Year Explosion
The 9,000 Year Explosion - An Analysis of the Supporting Evidence in The 10,000 Year Explosion In 2009 Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending utilized their merit as professors of anthropology at the University of Utah to publish a book detailing the recent history of evolution. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Ac...
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