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Bio 111 D Evolution

Bio 111 D Evolution - Bio 111 D What does evolution mean...

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Bio 111 D What does evolution mean? – biological term a. Pattern in nature a. Evolution is change in a population over time b. What is it change about? i. Change in genes ii. Sometimes results in change in phenotypes iii. Sometimes results in change in species 1. Change over time….millions of years iv. Individuals do not change! c. People do not have a problem with this b. Process in nature – is it Darwinian or Creation? Evidence for evolution Biogeography – where animals are on earth o Why would there be different species on islands with the same climate? o If God created the species, he would have put the same species on the same island Biogeography teaches us that the distribution of organisms today is most likely because of ancestors leaving descendents Fossil record o Fossils that are “between” the types of animals we have today This supports evolution, because it shows an intermediate type Most fossils are of hard bodied, shelled animals o
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