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Creation II Mrs Brew 13 May 1996 Intelligent Design of the Universe The search for knowledge about the origin of humanity is as old as its inhabitants Since the early 1800s mankind has narrowed the debate to creation by a Supreme Being and the theory of evolution Ever since then science has been at odds against religion Now it appears that science is returning to religion Scientists are finding proof that the universe was created by a Supreme Being The word evolution refers to the change of something over a period of timeWebsters 634 In biology the theory of evolution is the complex of processes by which living organisms originated on earth and have been diversified and modified through sustained changes in form and functionValentine This theory proposes that between 4 million and 10 million years ago all organisms on earth had a common ancestor and that through a process of evolution all living organisms descended from this common ancestorCoyne Chevalier de Lamarck a French naturalist proposed a theory of evolution in 1809 His idea did not get much scientific consideration until Charles R Darwin announced his theory of evolutionCoyne Darwin published his most famous book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural SelectionValentine in 1859 Darwin stated that offspring resemble their parents yet they are not exactly identical to them He also noted that some of these differences were not effects of their environment but actually were passed down from parents to childrenValentine Darwin is the most well known scientist to write on evolution There are many different variations on the theory of evolution Darwin states that natural selection is the main reason for the evolution of life The fight for food water and other necessities benefits those creatures who are well adapted for the struggle Those that cannot survive die with no offspring to continue their genetic line Natural selection is also called survival of the fittest Another related idea to
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