Saturday, January 16, 2010
HOW DO I SEE EVOLUTION?
It’s the story of life in our planet.
As we dig deeper and collect evidences around us, we tried to gather as much information as possible on ways how we could explain the real reason of how life started on earth and how life on earth has changed through time. How did plants and animals come about? How did the first living cells appear? These are just some of the few questions in our minds that we tried to search for an answer for us to realize our oneness with the rest of the creation in our planet.
Evolution is a complex process by which the characteristics of living organisms change over many generations as traits are passed from one generation to the next. The science of evolution seeks to understand the biological forces that caused ancient organisms to develop into the tremendous and ever-changing variety of life seen on Earth today. The way Encarta Encyclopaedia explains it; it only appears that the definition of ‘evolution’ is as complex as the word itself, it addresses how, over the course of time, various plant and animal species branch off to become entirely new species, and how different species are related through complicated family trees that span millions of years.
Hundreds of debates have flocked biology books on ways how we could trace intricate branches of organisms and how they were related with each other maybe because we only rely on evidences that would validate reality from make-believe. Up to this modern era, evolution of facts is still being altered and transformed into a piece of information that everyone would accept. From monkeys to humans, cockroaches from ancient times, dinosaurs, lochness monsters, unexplained creatures, these are all pieces of the puzzle that we tried to solve. And evolution seems to address all of these.
As life continues on earth, the story of evolution never ends. Our technological era never stops, as we go forward into the future, we also tried to go beyond the past and relate how these affect our present. The only constant thing in this world is change, true enough, facts would change, and by tomorrow there may be lots of new theories and facts that would shake the edifice of science and even evolution. There are thousands of ways how we could explain the existence of life on earth but, let us all remember that “it doesn’t matter how long you live your life... what matters is how well you live it and for whom you live it with”.