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Evolution - Descent with Modification - Earth's many species are descendants of ancestral species Darwin - naturalist Darwin’s observations about life- unity of life, diversity of life, match between organism and their environment Carolus Linnaeus - Swedish physician and botanist “for the greater glory of God” : developed 2 part binomial format for naming species Paleontology - study of fossils Taxonomy- A scientific discipline concerned with naming and classifying the diverse forms of Life (Linnaeus) Fossils - remains or traces of past organisms. Sedimentary rocks formed from sand and mud that settle to the bottom of the seas, lakes, and swamps. Strata - new layers of sediment cover old ones and compress them into layers of rock Lamarck’s Theory of Acquired Characteristics - an organism could pass these modifications to its offspring. Growing larger and stronger : organisms have an innate drive to become more complex Vestigial Structures - a feature of an organism that is historical remnant of a structure that
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  • Fall '16
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  • Evolution, specific geographic area, past organisms, Convergent Evolution- Independent, Pangaea- Continental drift

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