Ch A Catechism (all)
All of the rhetoric questions for Classical Conversations Challenge A.
This theory states that life began as a chance combination of non-living chemicals.
What does the theory of evolution state?
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
In the Psalms, what do the heavens declare?
The second law of thermodynamics states that anything organized tends to become disorganized over time.
What does the second law of thermodynamics, also called the law of entropy, state?
Our solar system is made up of a sun, eight planets and their moons, and thousands of asteroids.
What makes up our solar system?
The sun is an unusual, small yellow star that provides the perfect amount of energy for life on earth.
Describe the sun.
The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.
According to Psalm 24, what belongs to the Lord?
The greenhouse theory suggests that as atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, the earth's temperature increases.
What does the theory of the greenhouse effect suggest?
Ozone is an important chemical for removing deadly radiation from our atmosphere.
What is the importance of ozone?
The earth's atmosphere must always contain 21% oxygen to maintain life.
What is the percentage of oxygen necessary for human life?
A cataclysm is a violent, sudden change or disaster.
What is the definition of cataclysm?
Uniformitarianism is the belief that Earth's past geological changes can be fully explained by processes taking place now.
What is the definition of uniformitarianism?
The theory of the continental drift states that the continental plates can move.
What does the theory of the continental drift state?
Radiometric dating uses the decay rate of radioactive material to date objects.
What is radiometric dating?
Radiometric dating is inaccurate because it assumes you know specifics about the original material.
Why is radiometric dating inaccurate?
Organic matter comes from, or is made up of, once-living things.
What is the definition of organic matter?
Good science is defined as the constant search for accurate information.
What is the definition of good science?
Copernicus was a Polish scientist who first promoted the theory that the planets revolve around the sun.
What is Copernicus famous for?
Charles Darwin promoted natural selection as a method of evolutionary changes.
Who was Charles Darwin?
Francesco Redi discovered that microscopic eggs were the source of flies on open meat.
Who was Francesco Redi?
The four main chemicals in a cell are amino acids, lipids, porphyrins, and polynucleotides.
What are the four main chemicals in a cell?
Proteins, the smallest known living things, are long chains of amino acids.
What are proteins?
Natural selection is the idea that the fittest survive and pass along their traits to their offspring.
What is the definition of natural selection?
The Galapagos Islands are the place Darwin noticed the adaptability and variations within animal species.
What is the significance of the Galapagos Islands?
Chromosomes are long, thin strings of genetic material made of DNA and proteins.
What are chromosomes?
A fossil is the remains or traces of plants and animals that are found in rocks.
What is a fossil?
Strata refers to a layer of rock thought to have been laid down at the same time.
What are strata?
The geological column is an imaginary column of rock believed to show various stages of fossilized life.
What is meant by the standard geological column?
In biology, homologous means similar structures or features of a plant or animal.
What is the definition of homologous?
A woodpecker's beak is designed with a pad of spongy tissue that acts as a shock absorber.
What makes a woodpecker's beak unique?
The penguin has a skin flap to keep an egg warm and perfectly shares the care of its chick with its mate.
How does the penguin care for its young?
The tongue of the Australian mallee fowl is used to test if the nest temperature has changed 1/10 of a degree.
What is unusual about the tongue of a mallee fowl?
The bat is a mammal that emits sounds up to 20 to 30 times a second to locate flying insects.
How does a bat emit sound to find food?
The gazelle is a fast-running African mammal that would burn up its brain while running if not for a specially designed cooling system.
What is unique about a gazelle?
The termite is an insect that, no matter what the weather, always keeps its home at 64 degrees.
What is unique about the termite?
The bee uses very specific dances to communicate.
How does a bee communicate?
The army ant is an insect that makes the queen's nest using its own workers.
What is unique about the army ant?
Symbiotic is the relationship between two creatures that makes them mutually dependent upon each other to sustain life.
What is the definition of symbiotic?
Mimicry is a possible defense mechanism where an animal is designed to look like something else.
What is the definition of mimicry?
The hopeful monster theory is an evolutionary theory that states that occasionally an animal births a totally new creature.
What is the "hopeful monster" theory?
Piltdown man was a stained human skull and filed ape jaw used to support evolution but shown to be a hoax.
What is the significance of Piltdown man?
Hominid refers to bones paleontologists label as from the line of man.
What does the word hominid mean?
The LORD God formed man from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
What does Genesis 2:7 state?
The skin is an organ that helps regulate body temperature and acts as a disease barrier.
Why is skin important?
The heart is the most powerful muscle in the body, pumping 4,000 gallons of blood a day.
What is the function of the heart?
The lungs are two organs that pass oxygen into every red blood cell carried through their capillaries.
What is the importance of the lungs?
The medulla oblongata is the lowest part of the brain and is responsible for automatic responses, like breathing.
What is the function of the medulla oblongata?
The cerebellum is the part of the brain associated with voluntary responses.
What is the job of the cerebellum?
The cerebrum is the part of the brain that controls memory, senses, consciousness, and reasoning.
What is the cerebrum?
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.
Quote Romans 1:20?
"Here is what the Lord says," is a phrase used in the Old Testament over 2,000 times.
What is significant about the phrase, "Here is what the Lord says?"
Archaeology is the scientific study of the remains of the past.
What is archaeology?
Jesus is THE ONLY man to fulfill EVERY Old Testament prophecy.
What is true about Jesus and Old Testament prophecy?
Jesus turned water from six 20- to 30-gallon jars into wine in John 2:1-11.
What was Jesus' first miracle as documented in the Gospels?
Lazarus was Jesus' friend whom Jesus raised from the dead in John 11:1-44.
Who was Lazarus?
The gap theory suggests there may have been long periods of time between each Creation day.
What is the meaning of the gap theory?
The day-age theory suggests each Creation day represents a long period of time.
What is the day-age theory?
The revelatory-day theory suggests it took God seven days to reveal how he made the world to Moses.
What is the revelatory-day theory?
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