Some of you are aware that I am studying Environmental Science.Â We’ve recently been looking at biodiversity, which has taken us down the evolution route. In biology, evolution is the change in the inherited traits of a population from generation to generation. These traits are the expression of genes that are copied and passed on to offspring during reproduction. Mutations, and other random changes in these genes, can produce new or altered traits, resulting in heritable differences (genetic variation) between organisms. New traits can also come from transfer of genes between populations, as in migration or horizontal gene transfer. Evolution occurs when these heritable differences become more common or rare in a population, either nonrandomly through natural selection or randomly through genetic drift.
What do you make of evolution?
Do you think God is in it, or do you think science has it wrong? After all we’ve not witnessed anything evolve.
How do the dinosaurs come into God’s story?
Big questions I know, but I’d be interested in your thoughts.