Kylie Binns Dr. Dovel Botany 23 November 2009 How did life on earth originate? The age old question: How did life on earth originate? This topic has been highly debated for centuries. As we have tried to answer this question through means of studies and experiments, there has been a division in theory to how life has originated. There are multiple theories on how life originated on earth.
3. Theologic Evolution: This is a mixture of Creationist theory and evolution itself. Because of overwhelming evidence of evolution, many creationist now believe, that humans evolved over centuries but in a control way. Basically they believe in evolution but they do not believe in natural selection. They believe God is the one who is controlling how humans and other animals will evolve over time.
What is the Big Bang' theory? What evidence does this theory rest upon? In your conclusion, indicate whether you think the Big Bang theory counts as 'history'. Over the history of mankind, people have been trying to explain the birth of the universe. Numerous theories were proposed by scientists or religions to explain the beginning of the universe.
Therefore, the literal day theory is consistent with the rest of scripture. Coogan finally states that the attempt to reconcile the creation with modern science by redefining “day” as a geological age, is a misguided adventure (Coogan 2006, 7). Haley’s Bible Handbook suggests that there are numerous different definitions of day. “In Genesis 1:5 it used as a term for light.” (Halley 2007, 85) In contrast he shows that in 1:8 and 1:13 it is a literal twenty-four hour day. In 1:14 and 1:16 it may represent a twelve hour period.
The foundation of the field of geology itself in the middle of the nineteenth century paved the way for archaeology. Previous to scientists such as Cuvier, Smith, Hutton, and Lyell (page 7), the world was thought to be only 6,000 years old in the Western world. With the conscious decision by scholars to examine the natural world as a conglomerate of observable forces, scientists began to notice anomalies in geologic excavations. Things like manmade tools located near deposits of extinct animal skeletons questioned the traditional chronology of contemporary knowledge. In 1959 the scientists Sir Joseph Prestwich and John Evans studied these anomalies and popularized in the scientific community what is known as the “antiquity of man,” expanding the lifetime of humanity to be much older than most common folk imagined at the time (page 9).
It wasn’t until Alfred Wegener (1912) presented his theory of continental drift that a reasonable explanation was available. As this theory gained acceptance, although slowly at first, through the 20th century geologists were able to gather evidence to produce maps showing the arrangement of the Earth’s major continents at different periods of its history. These paleo-maps are of great importance for those who study evolution, as the presence and break-up of so called ‘super-continents’ in the past offered an explanation to the disjointed distributions of many terrestrial animals, both extant and fossils. Scientists pre-Wegener postulated that sister clades somehow travelled across large oceans, via land-bridges that are geologically improbable, to explain their presence in both Africa and S. America. What was now a possibility is that these animals were simply on the opposite sides of one continent as it split down the middle to form the Atlantic Ocean.
Theory of continental drift The hypothesis that the continents had once formed a single land mass before breaking apart and drifting to there present locations was first presented by Alfred Wenger. He believed that the continents were once joined in a super continent that scientists now call Pangaea. Over a vast period of time the continents drifted apart due to the earth’s rotation. In 1915 he published a book about his theory. His main evidence was the continents appear to have a jigsaw like fit, the west coast of Africa and South America have the same pattern of rock layers and have the same plant and animal fossils; some of these animals are only found in those parts of the world and their fossils show they could not swim.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & SOCIETY C389 Task #2 Requirements: A. Analyze a scientific theory of your choice by doing the following: 1. Summarize the major tenets of your chosen theory (suggested length of 3–5 paragraphs). The idea that the outer layer of the Earth is composed of lithospheric plates that float on the semi-fluid asthenosphere is called The Theory of Plate Tectonics. John Tuzo Wilson is given credit for explaining this theory during the 1960’s. The underlying ideas that Wilson built his theory on were proposed by Alfred Wegener in 1912 with his Theory of Continental Drift.
The subject is relevant because Christianity plays an important role in politics today in America. The producer examines the historical timeline of when Jesus died and when the gospel was written. As the producer examines the timeline he points out the gap of 40 years that exist between Jesus’s death and the first gospel written by Mark. In my opinion the filmmaker uses a remorseful tone. The thesis is “ What happened when I went looking for Jesus” and is clearly stated at the beginning of the film.
Wenger’s proposition was that the continents were slowly moving along with tectonic plates and that was why they shifted position on the earths surface, the evidence to support his theory was the same plant fossils and similar rock formations all found on different continents. Wenger believed that the continents had once formed to make one whole continent known as Pangea, which is Greek for ‘all the lands’. According to Wenger’s theory Pangea began to break up about 225-200 million years ago and eventually fragmented into the continents we know