BMEN 515 Lecture Notes - Special Creation, Soapberry, Macroevolution

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First component: species do not change through time, they were created independently of one another, they were created recently. Identifies the process that is responsible for producing the pattern: separate and independent acts of creation by a designer. Macroevolution- dramatic change in bodies of living organisms. Earth and life are old: soapberry bugs feed by using their long beaks to attack the inflated, balloon like fruit capsules of their host plants. The bugs probe the seams between the capsule"s panels, trying to reach the seeds, which are held in the center of the capsule far away from the walls. When a bug manages to reach a seed, it pierces the seed coat, liquefies its contents, then sucks them up: read bottom of pg. 41 for clean explanation of change substantially over time. Vestigial structure- is a useless or rudimentary version of a body part that has an important function in other, closely allied, species: humans too have vestigial structures; ex.

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