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ISB 201 Lecture 11 - ISB 201 Lecture 11 History of the...

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ISB 201 Lecture 11 12/02/2008 10:24:00 History of the Theory: BD** Aristotle Imagined variation considered it imperfection Scale naturae= “ladder of life”, “great chain of being” **Before Darwin Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) Geological layers of fossils Species disappear and appear in the fossil record Organisms were designed as perfect whole beings Jean Baptiste Lamark (1744-1829) Inheritance of acquired characteristics Species immutable Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) Darwin’s Grandfather First formal theory of evolution Life evolved from a single common ancestor Charles Lyell (1797-1875) “Principles of Geology” Earth older than 600 years (as biblical history proposes)
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Thomas Malthus “An Essay on the Prinpciple of Population” o “ I say that the power of population is indefinently greater than power in  the earth to produce sudsistence for man. Population  when  unchecked increase  Charles Darwin (1809-18882) Voyage on HMS Beagle 1831-1836
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