Evidence of Evolution in Fossil Records and the Process of Spontaneous Origins of Life

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The fossil record can show evidence for evolution, by relative dating, and radioactive dating we can find evidence for evolution. Relative dating is the process of finding out the age of a fossil by comparing it to other fossils/rocks. This process helps us determine how old certain specific fossils are by comparing them to other fossils; comparing older ancestor fossils helps us see the physical evolutionary change as time goes on, index fossils are used to determine the age of the fossil. Radioactive dating is another way we can see evolutionary change, this process involves obtaining the fossil and burning a small piece of the fossil, and obtaining/collecting all of the heat/radiation that is emitted from that fossil which is collected by a radiation counter; then the carbon 14 or carbon 12 that is left in fossil will be used; this then helps determine the half life of the fossil, which eventually helps us find out how old the fossil really is. Both these different methods that scientists use to determine fossil age shows us/helps us compare and find the age out our ancestors. Shows us how old the fossils are, helps us compare fossil records and see the change that is present/occurs throughout time. Comparative anatomy is another example of evolution, homologous structures, and analogous structures are both examples of evolution. A homologous structure is any structure that is similar in any way, but has a different overall function. Analogous structure are structures

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