Persuasive Paper – Evolution

Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let part
of it’s body become another being, now one of a
pair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate created
more of it’s species. These multiplying cells joined
together into a legacy long in running. The history
of our evolution is dark, we fumble for answers
yet still need more light to unlock the mysteries
beneath. One must remember that when speaking
of the theory of evolution one is not only referring
to humans but to other species of the kingdom
Animalia as well. Some of the most prominant
evolutionary theories of all time can be found in
Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’. His
conclusions linked homo sapiens skeletal systems
to an ungodly creature, Primates such as apes,
gorillas, and monkeys were found to be closely
linked to the evolved human of the time. Within
500,000 years time, he claimed, that we had
evolved from Australopithicus Ramidus to the
present Homo Sapiens that we are catoragized as.

He sums the entire evolutionary theory up by
stating in his book, “We must….acknowledge, as it
seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities,
sympathy, benevolence, and god-like intellect
which has penetrated into the movements and
constitution of the solar system itself-with all these
exalted powers-Man still bears in his bodily frame
the incredible stamp of his lowly origin.” This
statement may be backed by any number of
appeals, yet one must ring forth as the answer.

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Survival of the Fittest, the natural idea that any
single being in a species will survive if it is the best
at hunting, existing, and passing down it’s gene
pool. These “super” animals, inside a single
species, may have developed some sort of genetic
mutation allowing for easier grip on prey, faster
movement, quicker reflexes, or just plainly made
them more attractive to the opposite sex in their
species. In any case, this mutation, this freak of
nature, has caused the animals to live, and breed,
and pass down it’s mutation to it’s offspring. When
a primitive Homo Habillis gave birth to young that
could eventually stand taller and straighter than it’s
ancestors was anything marvelous thought of it?
When this taller primate gave birth to increasingly
upright offspring, again, was anything marvelous
thought of that? Yet finally when an adult Homo
Habillis stood vertically enough to reach fruit on
the trees, to use more force than it’s counterparts,
and stand erect there was a breakthrough. This
new hominid species, Homo Erectus, took nearly
50,000 years to develop, yet with time and the
survival of the fittest, the one who could run faster,
hunt longer, and go farther, the one who could
survive above all others conquered and created a
new species all his own. This species evolved, it
progressed to a better state by a abnormality in it’s
gene sequence. Man does not produce variability
in which he creates new bodily devices to survive.

It is accidental, it is a mutation of scientific mishap
that lets the giraffe evolve from the horse, the
whale evolve from a wolf, and the human evolve
from the primal ape. Natural selection has formed
not only our anatomy, but our facial characteristics
as man and woman. Natural selection is like a
force, letting stronger and more intelligent animals
survive. 400 million years ago a prehistoric reptile
in Africa developed turbinates, these are fleshy
membranes which allow for an animal to retain
moisture in their breath while exhaling, any animal
wishing to keep a constant temperture to there
body must have turbinates to reserve heat. These
organs are found in the nose of every
warm-blooded animal ever in the history of the
fossil record, this lizard began a long journey, and
through the next 10 million years this lizard
evolved into the first mammal. By 300 million
years ago this lizard had changed and morphed in
many different ways, this lowly reptile had grown
hair, he had a forhead, and larger brain than any
other animal ever known to the planet, this lizard
had 4 appendages, 2 of which were used for
grappling and climbing, this lizard had progressed
into the primate, spreading all over the african and
asain continents. This lizard is our beginning, he is
our ancestor, we owe life to this reptile in every
imaginable way.

Category: English


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