Definitions: Evolution

What is Evolution?

There are TWO parts to evolution:

  1. That it happened: Evolution is descent with modification. The organisms on earth today were descended from earlier, simpler forms of life. (Nearly all scientists agree that this happened and consider it to be, for all practical purposes, a fact.)
  2. How it happened: What are the mechanisms of change? How does it work? How long does it take? (Healthy scientific debate is still continuing on this topic.)

There are many MISCONCEPTIONS about evolution.

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