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Lecture Notes September 7. 2007 Evolution, Natural Selection and the Modern Synthesis Evolution: All the changes that have transformed life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to the diversity that characterizes it today Campbell and Reece Darwin’s Theory: As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form. C. Darwin Two Major Components of the Theory of Evolution 1. Descent with Modification 2. Mechanism for Change In the Origin of Species, Darwin presented numerous lines of evidence for Descent with Modification, and one mechanism for change—natural selection
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BIOCORE 301 taught by Professor Howell during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.

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