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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 7- Evolution A. Charles Robert Darwin-  1825- Began as a medical student, dropped out two years later then began to study for the clergy and natural theology was an accepted course of study  Worked on the HMS Beagle- his job was to observe and document everything that went on during the voyage and collect as many speciments as possible B. William Paley- Natural Theology- a literal interpretation of natural history in light of the Bible  Provided the argument that God must exist, since the world appeard to be product of “intelligent design”  James Hutton- Uniformitarianism- “The present is the key to the past”  Charles Lyell- wrote the Principle of Geology- Earth is ancient and sculpted by gradual geologic processes, led to a modernization of geology C. Darwin uses his influences-  Fact One: Overproduction and struggle for survival- Any population of species has the potential to produce far more offspring than the environment can possibly support with resources such as food and shelter  Fact Two: Individual variation- Individuals in a population of any species vary in many heritable traits and some individuals possess traits that make them better able to compete for food and other vital...
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- Winter '08