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Symmetrically, efforts to restrain the strong from taking from the weak are accompanied by moral justifications constructed from the elements of the culture at hand. Darwin’s theory has been used to argue for cooperation in addition to competition. The fact that the term “Social Darwinism” is restricted to negative applications of Darwinism is one of the pathologies that needs to be addressed as part of a truth and reconciliation process.

Consider the ability of bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.

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Misconceptions about evolution and the nature of science

Narrowly, it is defined as the proportion of variation (more strictly, variance) in a in a population that is due to individual genetic differences that will be inherited in the offspring.

Partly or wholly determined by genes; capable of being passed from an individual to its offspring.

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Misconceptions about the acceptance of evolution

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Founding Father Gouverneur Morris, a signatoryto the Articles of Confederation and U.S.

It cannot be used to determine the age of Earth, for example.

From there one could straightforwardly calculate the approximate number of trials of new genes that could have occurred, during a reasonable time window, to produce an antifreeze protein gene in the fish.

The basic structural and functional unit of most living organisms.

Finally, a mathematician could, with little trouble, count the number of possible different genes that could be created from the trypsinogen gene and other possible precursor genes by the steps listed above.

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CORRECTION: Though "survival of the fittest" is the catchphrase of natural selection, "survival of the fit enough" is more accurate. In most populations, organisms with many different genetic variations survive, reproduce, and leave offspring carrying their genes in the next generation. It is not simply the one or two "best" individuals in the population that pass their genes on to the next generation. This is apparent in the populations around us: for example, a plant may not have the genes to flourish in a drought, or a predator may not be quite fast enough to catch her prey every time she is hungry. These individuals may not be the "fittest" in the population, but they are "fit enough" to reproduce and pass their genes on to the next generation. To , visit our article on this topic. To , visit Evolution 101.

1.3 Natural Selection and Darwin’s Finches by Peter R. Grant

CORRECTION: Natural selection is not all-powerful. There are many reasons that natural selection cannot produce "perfectly-engineered" traits. For example, living things are made up of traits resulting from a complicated set of trade-offs — changing one feature for the better may mean changing another for the worse (e.g., a bird with the "perfect" tail plumage to attract mates maybe be particularly vulnerable to predators because of its long tail). And of course, because organisms have arisen through complex evolutionary histories (not a design process), their future evolution is often constrained by traits they have already evolved. For example, even if it were advantageous for an insect to grow in some way other than molting, this switch simply could not happen because molting is embedded in the genetic makeup of insects at many levels. To , visit our module on misconceptions about natural selection and adaptation.

2.4 The Latest Face of Creationism by Glenn Branch



A psychologist and professor at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and a prolific author whose book, , encouraged curriculum innovation based on theories of cognitive development.

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A biologist whose research has focused on endangered species, paleoenvironmental studies, and causes of extinction in North America, Africa, Madagascar, Hawaii, and the West Indies.