• Question: Do you believe in the theory of evolution

    Asked by Tish to Beccy, , Kevin, Liz, Rosie on 12 Jun 2017.
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      answered on 12 Jun 2017:


      Yes, and we can see evolution in action now.

      It doesn’t just relate to dinosaurs or the evolution of humans.

      We can see how the misuse of antibiotics gives resistant antibiotics an advantage. This can be a real threat to our health when antibiotics aren’t effective against some serious infections.

      On a more directly visible scale, during the industrial revolution pollution increased, as a result dark moths were harder to spot and flourished while lighter (more visible) moths were eaten. When pollution decreased, the lighter moths were harder to see so the darker (now more visible) moths were eaten.

    • Photo: Rosie Fok

      Rosie Fok answered on 12 Jun 2017:


      Yes.

      Although, as a scientist I don’t “believe” in it, rather see that there is evidence to support the fact of it’s existance. It is not a theory in the sense that it is a suggestion, rather a school of thought supported by a vast weight of evidence.

      I was lucky enough to visit the Galapagos islands once on a trip (of a lifetime) and see all the different finches, just like Darwin.

    • Photo: Liz Buckingham-Jeffery

      Liz Buckingham-Jeffery answered on 13 Jun 2017:


      Hi Tish, I do. I agree with the very good answers already given by Christl and Rosie! I’m not sure I can add much more.

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