Originally Posted by DarkAztek
Adaptation is a HUGE component in the theory of evolution. Adaptation is synonymous with micro-evolution. (Plus keep in mind that a recent test has determined that chimps are 95% genetically identical to humans. So not that many changes would be needed, really. Australopithecus, anyone?)
I've always learned adaptation is a huge component, but not that they are always synonymous. With bacteria I know they are synonymous, but for other micro-organisms I've seem it emphasized that they aren't the same because they didn't neccessarily adapt to anything but merely changed.