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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 
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