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1a) Micro-evolution happens, but not macro-evolution. Transitional fossil (a)
1b) Micro-evolution happens, but not macro-evolution. Transitional fossil (b)
2a) Micro-evolution happens, but not macro-evolution. Natural selection (a)
2b) Micro-evolution happens, but not macro-evolution. Natural selection (b)
3a) Evolution is completely false. Transitional fossil (a)
3b) Evolution is completely false. Transitional fossil (b)
4a) Evolution is completely false. Natural selection (a)
4b) Evolution is completely false. Natural selection (b)
5a) One species can evolve into one or more different species over time. Transitional fossil (a)
5b) One species can evolve into one or more different species over time. Transitional fossil (b)
6a) One species can evolve into one or more different species over time. Natural selection (a)
6b) One species can evolve into one or more different species over time. Natural selection (b)
 
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Evolution survey. Please read post before voting.


The purpose of this survey is to bridge the gap in understanding between those who consider evolution to be a valid theory/fact and those who don't. All too often, someone will use a phrase like "natural selection" and assume the opposition knows what they mean, when they very possibly don't. Until yesterday, I thought everyone knew what that phrase meant. It was my realization that not everybody does know what it means, that prompted me to create this survey.

Please do NOT post a reply to this thread until AFTER the voting is closed, because I don't want comments to skew the results.

After voting is closed, we can then discuss the results in this thread. As soon as you vote, you will be able to see the results, and ponder them on your own until the thread is open for discussion.

You do not need to be a member of this board in order to vote. Anyone who has a Runboard account can vote, so please feel free to spread the word about this survey to other Runboarders you know who have discussed evolution at some point.

I don't have a set date on when I'll be closing this survey and opening the thread for discussion, but will do so when I feel enough people have taken the survey. If we get a lot of participants early on, it will speed up the process, so tell any of your friends who you think will be interested. Remember, they don't need to join The Neutral Zone in order to participate in this one.

This survey is not about who is right and who is wrong. It's about understanding each other's perceptions, so we can all communicate more effectively with each other.


Each survey option is composed of two statements:

The first statement asks for your opinion/belief/acknowledgment on whether evolution really happens or not. This will determine whether you answer questions 1&2, 3&4, or 5&6.

The second statement asks what evolutionary theory currently states. This part is not a matter of what you consider to be factual, but rather, what evolutionary scientists really mean when they use a particular phrase. Please keep this in mind when you take this survey.


Everyone should choose two (2) options in this survey. Depending on what your stance is, you should either answer 1&2, 3&4, or 5&6.


Thanks in advance for your participation.

Since there isn't enough room in the options, I needed to put the survey questions in the post, so here goes:


Survey questions:

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"Micro-evolution happens, but not macro-evolution." If you agree with this statement, please answer questions #1 and #2.

1) According to evolutionary theory, an example of a transitional fossil would be a cross between a human and a _______________

a) modern-day bonobo.

b) species that lived millions of years ago.

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2) According to evolutionary theory, natural selection ________________

a) is the process in which offspring takes its attributes from its parents.

b) has to do with an individual's ability to survive long enough in its environment to reproduce offspring.

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"Evolution is completely false." If you agree with this statement, please answer questions #3 and #4.

3) According to evolutionary theory, an example of a transitional fossil would be a cross between a human and a _______________

a) modern-day bonobo.

b) species that lived millions of years ago.

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4) According to evolutionary theory, natural selection ________________

a) is the process in which offspring takes its attributes from its parents.

b) has to do with an individual's ability to survive long enough in its environment to reproduce offspring.

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"One species can evolve into one or more different species over time." If you agree with this statement, please answer questions #5 and #6.

5) According to evolutionary theory, an example of a transitional fossil would be a cross between a human and a _______________

a) modern-day bonobo.

b) species that lived millions of years ago.

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6) According to evolutionary theory, natural selection ________________

a) is the process in which offspring takes its attributes from its parents.

b) has to do with an individual's ability to survive long enough in its environment to reproduce offspring.


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