Why Study Evolution ?. To see a clearer view of God and his creative processes. To understand the physical interconnectedness between all living things. To see the power of life to persist To become more open minded and tolerant of new ideas .
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Comparing similarities and differences in the body plans of various biological organisms
A. The earth is very old
1. The theory of Uniformitarianism: The geological processes that are currently shaping the earth today are the same ones that have shaped it in the past.
2. Radiometric dating, which uses the rate of radioactive decay in rocks as a stopwatch, convincingly dates the earth to 4.5 billion years old.
1. Since the conception of life on earth, many organisms have gone extinct and many new species have arisen to take their place.
2. Faunal Succession: Fossil record shows that life developed from simple to complex. The Older the geological strata, the simpler the fossil structure found in it are.