Lec24 03_24_08 Darwin - Lecture 24. Darwin March 24, 2008...

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Lecture 24. Darwin March 24, 2008 See Chapter 16 in Cheung, Fundamental Concepts in Biology Outline Age of the earth The concept of evolution Evolution of organisms Intelligence of great apes
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Estimates of the earth’s age Hindu – ~2 billion years Universe lasts 4.3 by Destroyed and recreated Ussher chronology young earth creationism Biblical scholarship Oct. 23, 4004 B.C William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) – Glasgow physicist Important in thermodynamics 1862 calculated earth’s age was between 24 and 400 my. Based on cooling of earth Bequerel, Curies – radioactivity Boltwood, Holmes, Patterson Radiometric dating Uranium decay into lead 4.55 by.
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Charles Darwin 1809 - 1882 Grandson of Erasmus Darwin Univ. Cambridge Theology student Geologist Naturalist Voyage of the Beagle (1839) Origin of Species (1859) Charles Darwin: 1860 Charles Darwin: 1880
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12/27/1831 – 10/2/1836 (5 y) Purpose – hydrographic survey
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Lec24 03_24_08 Darwin - Lecture 24. Darwin March 24, 2008...

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