Anthro Natural Selection

Anthro Natural Selection - Natural Selection Overview:...

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Natural Selection Overview: History of evolutionary thought Discuss Darwin’s and Wallace’s ideas of evolutions Examine the role of natural selection in evolution Briefly look at ideas about variation and inheritance in evolution Evolution Change through time What causes change? o Where natural selection comes into play (differential fertility or mortality) Pre-Darwin Theories Aristotle: 384-322 BC Great Chain of Being
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o Discrete levels and grouping that existed o Didn’t change Early Greek philosophers saw humans as part of the natural world Grand Canyon o Religion/science interpreted differently De Vinci’s Observations Given fossils and studied them from all different times. Studied area that could have been marine land in the past. Early Science Scientific Revolution o Could understand world by observing natural processes o Idea of How we see universe composed is still debated
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Geocentric: earth in middle 1514, Sun in the middle. 60 years later Galileo showed it was correct.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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