2007-10-11 - Genes Evolution and BehaviourDarwin•Common...

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Unformatted text preview: 2007-10-11Genes Evolution and BehaviourDarwin•Common descent•Natural selectionDoctrine of Progression and Special Creation (pre Darwin Ideas)•World is full of as many diverse forms of life as there can be•Each species is from God, not derived from one another •Each species is pre-ordained, variations are error or pathology•Continuation of species is part of the Grand Ascending Chain of ProgressionoTop of chain is Western manoObvious ally to him was the Christian Church•Explanations to fossils, etc. is ‘The Great Flood’•Charles Lyello1830 book: the world is extremely old, most of the ‘cataclysms’ were things like volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods like today•Darwin wondered how existing species could adapt and change to survive•Uniformitarian GeologyoIntroduced by LyelloEndless time: earth is millions of years old•Jean Baptiste-Lamarck (1744-1829)oInheritance of acquired characteristics (Lamarckian Inheritance)oEnvironmental effects on organ developmentoUse and disuse leads to changeoChanges in form through conscious willoMovement toward perfectionDarwin•First sent to Edinboroguh•Christ’s College Cambridge in theology•HMS Beagle (boat)oSpot reserved by botany professor, John Stevens HenslowoCape Verde Islands, Brazil, Galapagos…...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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2007-10-11 - Genes Evolution and BehaviourDarwin•Common...

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