The code that
goes with the banner is:
<a href="http://www.zc2zc3.addr.com/zadopt.html"><img src="evol.gif" alt="I support teaching evolution in the public schools -- ZOID EXOTICS" border="0"></a>
If you are from the academic side of the net, it may surprise you that many of those
new to the net, particularly those who got on after 1995, communicate with pictures as
well as words. One of our adoptions sends a powerful message about
where you stand on an issue that in the USA
is unfortunately still unsettled.
Why should I adopt?
You want to adorn your web page. ZOID EXOTICS also offers animals available
no where else,
giving you a chance to display an unusual if not quite
unique graphic. Also you may want to show the
world that you support the teaching
of evolution in the public schools.
Evolution is a partially proven theory that explains the origins of and relationships between
organisms. Natural selection or microevolution is pretty much fact. Humans have duplicated it
with selective breeding. Corn (maise) can not reproduce on its own due to a husk
and seeds tightly bound to the cob, but humans planting seeds of wild grasses
created this grain staple. Great Danes and Chihuahuas can not
interbreed due to size differences created by selective breeding.
Another example of natural selection is the inadvertant creation of
antibiotic resistant bacteria. By the way, it was Darwin's breeding of pigeons that
got him started thinking about evolution.
Macroevolution, the big picture of how we got from microbes to man, is not
complete. We have an interesting assortment of bits and pieces that supply
facts that give clues, the fossil record, dna sampling, differences in hemoglobins,
and comparative anatomy and physiology.
The study of evolution has provided benefits to humans. Study of fossils often
points at good places to drill for oil, and the mechanisms of natural selection
explain the creation of resistant insects and bacteria as well as ways to
prevent resistance. Evolution is tightly bound to such disciplines as geology,
genetics, and even psychology.
Biology majors and premedical students in college study evolution. Today's high
school students are tomorrow's college students and eventually tomorrow's doctors
and scientists. If you support teaching evolution in the public schools, you support
giving high school students a first rate preparation for college and work.
Finally, unless you are a Biblical literalist, it is possible to believe in evolution
and believe in God. Charles Darwin, was a minister. Evolution describes only the process
of creation and leaves plenty of room for a creator. In fact, learning about evolution,
like all the life sciences, requires a close study of God's design. That evolution is
anti-God is a myth created by a handful of fundamentalist Christians.
How do I adopt?
Pick out the graphic you would like and hold the mouse over it. Click the right mouse
button and choose save image. The graphic is yours. Also take the
banner (see above) for use with the graphic. Change the code of your web page to include
the graphic and the banner, and upload both the banner and graphic to your web site. The
first time you do this, it will feel cumbersome. If you are used to adoptions, it