Does the theory of evolution imply continuous change with no end?
- οικοςLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
No. If the environment is unchanging, there is no selective pressure for the organisms to change. In other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
- ZirpLv 710 months ago
Not really. Some species look the same as they did a million years ago. We assume that mutations only/mainly spread if they give some survival/procreating-advantage.
- Tom SLv 710 months ago
The only "end" is extinction.
- Gray BoldLv 710 months ago
Yes, it does sort of imply that. But punctuated equilibrium is a theory in evolutionary biology which proposes that once a species appears in the fossil record the population will become stable, showing little evolutionary change for most of its geological history. This state of little or no morphological change is called stasis.
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- Anonymous10 months ago
Dear reader, I beg you to consider these things.
Fish eggs are still fish eggs and chicken eggs are still chicken eggs. No animal morphed into another animal (not to be confused with speciation as within dog breeds or slight changes within a species to adapt to environment). Look at the evidence honestly then decide for yourself.
The word 'dinosaur' came from two Greek words that mean 'terrible lizard': a word made up in the 1800s to describe reptile fossils (fossil is from the French for 'dug up').
Under the forces of extreme pressure, everything that was engulfed in mud during the world-wide flood turned into stone. For a year and a half minerals permiated plant and animal tissues. The mud also became stone as it compressed under the weight of billions of tons of water. Stone cannot be dated. Once around the sun is a year: you cannot hold up a rock and decide how many times it has been around the sun.
When a fish dies, it rots or gets eaten; it does NOT turn into a fossil. But there are fish fossils everywhere; even on the tops of mountains. Every fossil is the result of the world wide flood. Period.
Pre-flood life spans were ten times longer. Tusks, antlers, horns, fangs, trees, bugs and reptiles grew huge. I used to work with reptiles: among many things I learned about them was that they NEVER stop growing as long as they live.
Pre-flood the air had 50% more oxygen in it.
Hyper-oxygenated air meant the world was like a hyperbaric chamber, everything lived longer because of the air quality. We know this because we have air samples from before the flood; extracted from bubbles trapped in fossilized sap (amber).
Adam lived until he was 930. Noah was 600 when he built the Ark (Google Noah's Ark Turkey - a tourist attraction since the 1970's A.D.).
Believing in lies about evolution makes you guilty of making God out to be a liar. This is slander against the Most High: spiritual treason.
You've heard of bacteria 'evolving'?
No such thing: simply, the hardier bacteria were never killed off by the antibiotic in the first place. The weaker bacteria were. All that's left is 'resistant' bacteria. They were never subject to antibiotics to begin with. They never 'evolved': they are still and always will be, just bacteria.
Want to see evolution?
If God wants to raise children for Abraham from the stones He can do it.
He doesn't need any of us.
He can change what is in the blink of an eye.... He doesn't need millenia.
Don't allow anyone to dictate to you what to think.
Look at the facts honestly, and come to your own conclusions.
- JazSincLv 710 months ago
An alternative for a population is "extinction."
- busterwasmycatLv 710 months ago
No. Evolution is a description of what happens when there is change in the system. It is the perception of system conditions lacking stasis that implies "change with no end". Evolution is one consequence of that.
It is not clear that evolution is a continuous process or an episodic one.
- CowboyLv 610 months ago
Evolution shows us the mechanisms for genetic changes to living populations as long as they freely interbreed and their local environments change. It will never end as long as there is life.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Yes, evolution happens because of mutations and natural selection. As long as life continues to exist, mutations will happen. The mutations will either be eliminated or they will become the new norm.
- 10 months ago
it implies contuinuous adaptation when necessary given the environment. if the animal fits the environmental circumstances as best as possible, there will be no reason for it to evolve. if that environment changes, then the species within it will change to fit it, as long as the change is not so abrupt that the species dies out before it can fully adapt.