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Unformatted text preview: 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) Darwins 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) 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)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course ISB 202 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08