Evolution: The Process

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Evolution: The Process
1011302Evolution: The ProcessEvolution, in the broadest sense, is the view that all reality is in a continual state of change. Process is primary and flux (constant change) is universal. This shifting reality is best understood by studying the forces that underlie change.
EXAMPLE 1 The face of the earth is gradually changing. New mountain ranges are arising at some sites, while high places are worn away at others. Understanding the forces of erosion enables us to explain the wearing away of older mountain ranges. The exciting theory of continental drift provides insight into the building up of new ranges and, in the movement of tectonic plates, explains much of the turbulence at boundary areas o…
George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Evolution: The Process, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export