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Fact or Fiction: Evolution Quiz
by Staff
Evolution! Since its inception, the theory has spread both controversy and a new way of viewing our role on the planet. Where do the facts end and the fictions begin?

Scientists consider the theory of evolution a complete explanation of how life developed on Earth.

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Mutation lies at the heart of all evolutionary theory.

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In 1925, outrage over the theory of evolution and its perceived contradiction of divine creation led the state of Tennessee to publicly try a monkey named Scopes for heresy.

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During the Scopes Monkey Trial, defense attorney Clarence Darrow argued that the theory of evolution does not conflict with the Bible's account of creation. Today, the Catholic Church officially recognizes this notion.

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Charles Darwin actually refuted the theory of evolution on his deathbed in 1882.

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Darwin's theory of natural selection hasn't been all good. It also led to the philosophy of social Darwinism and the practice of eugenics.

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Charles Darwin killed off the werewolves.

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Species in two separate, isolated areas can evolve into nearly identical forms.

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Science fiction tales such as "Planet of the Apes" and "The Time Machine" revel in the possibility that man could devolve into more primitive forms. What does science say about the possible future existence of morlocks?

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Evolution occurs over long stretches of time, not in quick jumps.

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