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theory of evolution
life began as a chance combination of non living chemicals
Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
~Psalm 19:1
thermodynamics
The second law of thermodynamics, often called the law of entropy, expresses that anything that is organized, tends to become disorganized.
solar system
Our solar system is made up of the sun, eight planets and their moons, and thousands of bits of matter called asteroids and comets.
Sun
an unusual, small, yellow dwarf star that provides the perfect amount of energy for life on earth.
Psalm 24:1
The earth is the LORD's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
~Psalm 24:1
greenhouse effect
The greenhouse theory suggests that as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing, the earth's temperature would rise, causing global warming.
ozone
1) absorbs 97% - 99% of the sun's high frequency ultraviolet light, 2) protects life on the surface of the earth from harmful radiation.
oxygen for human life
On earth, the air is 21% free oxygen.
cataclysm
a violent, sudden change or a disaster.
uniformitarianism
The belief that the earth's past geological changes can be fully explained by processes taking place now.
continental drift
great plates on which the continents rest drift.
radiometric dating
Uses the decay rate of radioactive material to date objects.
radiometric dating
Is inaccurate because it assumes specifics are known about the original material.
organic matter
Comes from, or is made up of, once living things.
good science
the constant search for accurate information.
Copernicus
a Polish scientist who first promoted the theory that planets revolve around the sun.
Charles Darwin
presented the theory of evolution in his book "On the Origin of Species".
Francesco Redi
discovered microscopic eggs were the source of flies on open meat.
4 chemicals in a cell
amino acids, lipids, porphyrins, and polynucleotides.
proteins
found in living things and are made up of chains of amino acids.
natural selection
the fittest survive and pass along their traits to their offspring.
Galapagos Islands
the place Darwin noticed the adaptability and variations within animal species.
chromosomes
composed of DNA and proteins and are long thin strings.
fossil
the remains or traces of plants and animals found in rocks.
stratum
a layer of rock laid down in the same general period of time.
standard geological column
an column of rock showing various stages of fossilized life.
homologous
similar structures or features of a plant or animal.
woodpecker's beak
designed with a pad of spongy tissue that acts as a shock absorber.
penguin care for young
The penguin has an apron of feathered skin to warm the egg, and it perfectly shares the care of its chick with its mate.
Australian malleefowl
Its tongue is used to test if the nest temperature has changed as little as 1/10 of a degree.
bat
a mammal that emits sounds up to 20 to 30 times a second to locate flying insects.
gazelle
This fast-running mammal would burn up its brain while running if not for a specially designed cooling system.
termite
an insect that, no matter what the weather, always keeps its home at 64 degrees.
bee
uses very specific dances to communicate.
army ant
an insect that makes the queen's nest using its own workers.
mutualism
the relationship between two creatures that make them mutually dependent upon each other to sustain life.
mimicry
a possible defense mechanism where an animal is designed to look like something else.
hopeful monster theory?
an evolutionary theory that states occasionally an animal births a totally new creature.
Piltdown Man
a stained human skull and filed ape jaw used to support evolution that was shown to be a hoax.
hominid
refers to bones paleontologists label in the line of man.
Genesis 2:7
And the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul (KJV).
skin
an organ that helps regulate body temperature and is a disease barrier.
heart
the most powerful muscle in the body pumping 4,000 gallons of blood a day.
lungs
two organs that pass oxygen into every red blood cell carried through their capillaries.
medulla oblongata
automatic responses, like breathing and your heart beating.
cerebellum
associated with voluntary responses.
cerebrum
controls consciousness, memory, senses, and reasoning.
Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Here is what the Lord says.
found more than 2,000 times. in the Old Testament alone!
archeology
the scientific study of the remains of the past.
Jesus: Old Testament prophecy
Jesus is THE ONLY man to fulfill EVERY Old Testament prophecy about the birth,life, death, and resurrection of the Messiah.
First miracle
Jesus turned water in twenty-gallon jars into wine.
~John 2:1-11.
Lazarus
Jesus' friend whom Jesus raised from the dead.
~John 11:1-44.
gap theory
there may have been long ages (periods of time) between each creative day.
day-age theory
each creation day represents long period of time.
revelatory-day theory
God took seven days to reveal how he created the world to Moses.

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