Evolution of Life on Earth
The evolution of life on Earth is a complex, ever-changing story.
Illustration by Ned M. Seidler, National Geographic
review of a legal decision by a higher court.
holy book of the Christian religion.
study of living things.
person who believes the theory that all things were created as they now exist, by an omnipotent creator, and did not evolve or change over time.
change in heritable traits of a population over time.
to develop new characteristics based on adaptation and natural selection.
to disallow or prohibit.
famous, heroic, or celebrated.
process by which organisms that are better -adapted to their environments produce more offspring to transmit their genetic characteristics.
to accuse and carry out legal action against a person or organization.
available to an entire community, not limited to paying members.
to refuse or throw away.
to stand for a person, community, or idea.
petty, formal issue arising from the strict interpretation of a rule.
judgement of a person or organization's responsibility for a crime or misdemeanor.