Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can the concept of evolution co-exist with religious faith?
Did humans evolve in a straight line, one species after another?
How are humans and monkeys related?
How can we reduce the conflict between religion and science?
How do scientists know the age of fossils?
How do scientists know what past climates were like?
How does evolution explain complex organisms like humans?
How does evolution work?
How does scientific knowledge about evolution relate to cultural beliefs about our origins?
Isn’t evolution controversial among scientists?
What about the gaps in knowledge about human evolution?
What do scientists mean when they call evolution a theory?
What has been discovered about evolution since Darwin?

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How do scientists know the age of fossils?
How do scientists know what past climates were like?

Evolution

Can the concept of evolution co-exist with religious faith?
Did humans evolve in a straight line, one species after another?
How are humans and monkeys related?
How can we reduce the conflict between religion and science?
How does evolution explain complex organisms like humans?
How does evolution work?
How does scientific knowledge about evolution relate to cultural beliefs about our origins?
Isn’t evolution controversial among scientists?
What about the gaps in knowledge about human evolution?
What do scientists mean when they call evolution a theory?
What has been discovered about evolution since Darwin?