Originally Posted by WouldLuv2FightU
I really don't understand how people can not believe in evolution. Although I would like to know how evolution actually happens. You know it IS possible to believe in evolution AND god right? A lot of people feel that evolution does happen, but they feel that it is God's doing.
I would love to know how an octopus can change it's color to match its surroundings in a matter of 2 or 3 seconds. How does something do that? Does it use muscles? Mind power? I don't get it, how do you make yourself change colors? How do polar bears know to have white fur? How do walking sticks force their bodies to evolve into looking like sticks? How does it work?
Evolution is complex, but it's principles are very simple. over long periods of time, animals adapt to their surroundings... a good example are asian elephants and african elephants. Asian E have smaller ears becaus they live in a shadowy, cooler jungle enviornment and don't need their ears to cool them off as much. (by the way, an elephants ears are the same as a dog's tongue). African E's have huge ears becasue they live in the dry, scorching plains of Africa. Africa and Asia where connected at one point, but then split, and the two one type of elephant evolved into two to cope with their enviornment. The Asian E's ears slowly atrophed since they aren't as important.
human's have apendixes which do NOTHING, but used to. we don't eat raw meat anymore so we don't need that organ. it has atrophed and been removed from the digestive system mostly.
true, the "how" of the molecular and chemical structures is super complex, but evolution isn't. we have "black" people because they are from africa where they need dark skin to cope with the sun. scandinavians are pale because they don't need the melonin as much. simple.