Evolutionary fact is that species DO evolve from other species and that man and other anim

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Evolutionary fact is that species DO evolve from other species and that man and other animals and plants and all known living organisms evolved from common ancestors over billions of years. This can no more be disputed successfully than gravity. It is not in any doubt what-so-ever. Evolutionary theory, deals with precise relationships between species, mechanisms of how evolution occurs, and predictions of what should be observed under particular conditions. It predicts that when the local environment changes in significant ways affecting survival and reproductive success, species will evolve to meet the new local conditions. Status: substantiated prediction. It predicts that molecular "clocks" will correspond at least to a first approximation to the time since two species diverged in the fossil record. Status: substantiated prediction. It predicts that deep mechanisms of bio-chemistry and heredity should be almost identical among all plant, animals, bacteria, fungi, etc. Status: substantiated prediction. It predicts that some body structures should be found that are evolutionary relics not of current use (evolution only disposes of things quickly that are active handicaps - thus eyes are a quick victim of evolution in caves. Neutral items the neither help nor hinder significantly can hang around for very long times - so people still have tail bones.) Status: substantiated prediction. Evolutionary theory predicts that two recently seperated species should be "near misses" as far as cross-breeding goes. It should work sometimes depending on how long ago the species seperated. In example: Lion - Tiger cross-breeds and Horse - Donkey cross-breeds (which are generally infertile). Status: substantiated prediction. Failure of several of those predictions would have cast strong doubt on the theory of evolution as a whole. benjamin.franz@m.cc.utah.edu

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