Haha yeah sorry i think either tina or emma posted on their group page under my name b/c they were to lazy to log off and then sign in
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That's cool haha. Alright, we're pretty much done with this unless you think we should add more? All that's left is your prezi and that should be plenty! Get excited! We only have 3 days left! Yay!
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okays! my prezi is actually done so i will just post the link here! :) enjoys

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Evolution vs Intelligent Design in Government

Tennessee vs Scopes Court Case ( aka Scope's Monkey Trial) - 1925

In the 1925's there was much unrest due to the rapid changes and, consequently, a rift formed between two groups in America. The fundamentalists and the modernists. The modernists were for change and betterment and tended to favor Darwin's Theory of Evolution, whilst the fundamentalists were afraid of change and tended to be heavily religious, conservative, and very against Darwin's Theory. A law was passed by a fundamentalist politician that banned the teaching of evolution in classrooms across the state and that's where the case cropped up. John Scopes, a substitute biology teacher during the time that the anti-evolution law was passed, was accused of teaching evolution to his students in biology class. Scopes did not attempt to deny this, he admitted it, and he was put on trial. The trial was a clash between modernists and fundamentalists that was mitigated by the US court system (the government). The courts ended up dismissing the case and claimed that nothing more could be gained by prolonging the court case. This decision stood for years to come, changing the history of America with one government employee's decision.

The Impact

The ruling in this trial allowed for governments to be more at liberty to pass laws regarding evolution. Those who favor logic and science tend to lean towards the Darwin side and those who are conservative and religious tend to lean towards the creationist side. Science can only prove what you let it, you can't make anyone believe anything; they'll only agree with you if they want to. This is an ongoing debate still to this day and the government has had to step in and arbitrate multiple times. This debate is still out in the open and has the scientific and religious communities pitted against each other, though, that is not the way that it has to be. The government made the decision back in 2002 that "Intelligent Design" is just Creationism in disguise (and is not a valid scientific theory) and that it cannot be constitutionally be taught in public schools. As of now, there is a Kentucky Creationist theme park that is being 25% funded by the Kentucky government and this is stirring up much debate. Should the government be allowed to promote a literal view on Creationism by funding the theme park? The debate over which theory is right rages on in this instance. Whether you believe in Creationism or Darwin's Theory of evolution is completely individual. There have been eight supreme court cases involving creationism versus evolution in the school room and there seems to be no end in sight.

There are… Three… Sides to Every Argument?
As the government gets involved with the heated debate between believers of Darwin’s theory and Creationists, another side of the argument is revealed. Some people believe that the government has no business meddling in the debate over what children should be taught. Sheldon Richman, a senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation, author of Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State, and editor of The Freeman magazine, believes just that. In an article authored by him titled “Evolution or Intelligent Design? None of the Government's Business”, Richman shares his point of view and supports his beliefs with his own personal reasoning. According to Richman, the government has no real business meddling in the Evolution versus Creationism battle because schooling should be privatized. As of now the government, according to Richman, monopolizes the education system and If the government would simply abdicate the education throne and allow parents to choose which school to send their children to based on what is taught at said school, then the world would be a much more peaceful place. Whether this idea is a valid one, matters not; the point is that this science versus religion/tradition debate has not only drawn the government in the middle as an arbitrator, but it has opened up a whole new portal for people to propose reforms for our education system. The impact of this controversial debate is certainly far reaching and it all started with an idea.

Did We Come From... Monkeys?
Perhaps, perhaps not, it's all what you believe as an individual. However, there is some very interesting research involving the science of evolution that might help support the theory for the skeptics out there. According to the video program, “ Judgment Day: Darwin on Trial”, produced by Nova and aired in 2007, there actually is physical evidence that we came from monkeys that resides in all of us. Monkeys have 24 pairs of chromosomes, whilst humans have 23. Scientists hypothesized that if we did ,indeed, come from monkeys, then there would be a chromosome within our bodies that appeared as though it used to be two and merged into one. Chromosomes have telomeres at each end and centromeres in between the two telomeres and a merged chromosome would have three spots in which telomeres could be identified and two centromeres. Scientists did not need to look very far, for chromosome number two in the human genome fit the bill exactly. Coincidence or major supportive fact? You decide.



This is the history of evolutionary thought. For each theory, click the word in the following list that corresponds with the words in the box.
Starting from the late 1600's: comparative anatomy, observation, fossils.
1700's: nested hierarchies, ecology of humans, old earth & ancient life, extiniction.
1800's: evolution, biostratigraphy, developmental similarities, uniformitarianism, discrete genes, natural selection, biogeography, early evolution & development, chromosomes & mutations, human evolution.
1900's: random mutations, the modern synthesis, speciation, radiometric dating, dna, endosymbiosis, modern evolution &development, genetic similarities.

Human Evolution



Interested in Learning More? Here are a few helpful videos: = about human evolution = homo sapiens

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