UP #1 IS DUE BEFORE 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2001
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The following three
questions refer to material you were to read in preparation
for class (Chapter 2). These questions require you to write a
three or four sentence response. It is OK to answer 'I don't
know' - but try and state why you are confused! Each WarmUp
worth 6 points if answered on time and must be submitted via
Warm Up 1 responses,Warm Up 2 responses,Warm Up 3 responses, Warm Up 4 responses, Warm Up 5 responses, Warm Up 6 responses, Warm Up 7 responses, Warm Up 8 responses, Warm Up 9 responses, Warm Up 10 responses, Warm Up 11 responses, Warm Up 12 responses, Warm Up 13 responses, Warm Up 14 responses.
QUESTION 1: What is the difference between a theory
and a belief? You may want to look these terms up before
answering. Be as specific as you can, and give an example of
QUESTION 2: What characteristic
determines whether organisms belong to the same species?
Why are, for instance, are Rottweilers, bulldogs, and poodles
- phenotypically (ie physical appearance) very different -
considered to be members of the same species - dogs? Why are
all humans, despite our numerous phenotypic differences,
considered to be one species?
QUESTION 3: What does the term Survival of the Fittest mean? How does the environment influence the survival of an organism?
QUESTION 4: Totally Optional: (ie none of my
business): but if you would like to answer this, I would like
to hear your thoughts. I will not share these answers with
the class. Do you feel that there is an 'either / or' choice between your religious beliefs and
evolutionary theory - ie. that you must reject the idea of
evolution because of your religious beliefs, or that you
can't believe in God if you accept the evidence for
evolution? Is it possible to have both a belief in God and an
acceptance of the evidence supporting evolution?
You may change your mind as often as you wish. When you
are satisfied with your responses click the SUBMIT button.
You will receive a "THANK YOU" page as a
confirmation that your response has been sent to me.