BIO 102 - Evolution.docx - Evolution = changes in gene frequency over time Charles Darwin(the father of the Theory of Evolution was not the first to

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Evolution = changes in gene frequency over timeCharles Darwin (the father of the Theory of Evolution) was not the first to theorize on evolution; but credited because he was the first one to describe natural selection Misconceptions:We DID NOT descend from apes, we share a common ancestor, but we are NOT apesThe normal “evolution” image is incorrect, it’s not a linear transition, branches outThe strongest or smartest species doesn’t survive, the most adaptable to change will survive. Ex; dinosaurs = strong species. Small animals survived when all the dinosaurs died; species most adaptable to change, survived.Evolving to a “super-organism” is NOT what occurs from evolution. We DO NOT evolve traits because we need them; people don’t evolve, populations evolve. Successful evolution is reproducing, having offspringEvidence: Substantiated proof collected over decades and decadesIndividuals DO NOT evolve; species & population evolvesFossils = intermediate or transitional fossils (interchangeable words). Ex - nostrils in the front
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