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Assignment #2.1 Use the assigned readings in your text and your lecture notes to address the following topics: Define the following terms: Natural Selection: differential reproductive success over multiple generations; strongest evolutionary force Chain of Being: Aristotelian idea that all life was arranged in an orderly immutable hierarchical ladder with humans on top Catastrophism: Cuvier’s idea in order to account for extinct fossil forms: multiple creations followed by great natural disasters like Noah’s flood Uniformitarianism: the theory that processes that occurred in the geologic past are still at work today. Lamarckism: First proposed by Lamarck, the theory of evolution through the inheritance of acquired characteristics in which an organism can pass on features acquired during its lifetime. Blending inheritance Briefly state the how contributions from these people were important to the study of natural selection and evolution Hippocrates: Greek doctor, study of diseases looking for causes in people’s environment and/or lifeways Aristotle: Greek philosopher; chain of being and immutability of species founding our concept of species Galen : Roman doctor of Greek origin; Wrote major anatomy textbook based on pig dissections Vesalius:
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