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Unformatted text preview: Zealand 2. Homology (“same source”) = similarities in form among species • genetic: genes with similar function are similar in • developmental: • structural: 3. Genetic code is (nearly) universal C. Are species static? Do they change through time? 1. The law of succession: fossil forms found in an area are similar to 2. The fact of extinction: 3. Vestigial traits: 4. Evolution in action: III. Lamarckian evolution (later, Erasmus Darwin) Pattern component was based on the Great Chain of Being (from Aristotle’s Scale of Nature) • forms evolved (changed) over time: • start with spontaneous generation of bacteria and simple cells Key characteristic of Lamarck’s theory (pattern component): Process responsible for change through time: inheritance of acquired characters Key characteristic of Lamarck’s theory (process component):...
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