Practical uses of carbon dating


But in the last few decades, the continuing advance of modern technology has brought about something new.Evolution is now producing practical benefits in a very different field, and this time, the creationists cannot claim that their explanation fits the facts just as well.

reationists occasionally charge that evolution is useless as a scientific theory because it produces no practical benefits and has no relevance to daily life.

However, the evidence of biology alone shows that this claim is untrue.

This field is computer science, and the benefits come from a programming strategy called Concisely stated, a genetic algorithm (or GA for short) is a programming technique that mimics biological evolution as a problem-solving strategy.

Given a specific problem to solve, the input to the GA is a set of potential solutions to that problem, encoded in some fashion, and a metric called a that allows each candidate to be quantitatively evaluated.

The evolutionary postulate of common descent has aided the development of new medical drugs and techniques by giving researchers a good idea of which organisms they should experiment on to obtain results that are most likely to be relevant to humans.