Practice Questions for Midterm

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Practice questions for 2 nd exam 1. General on evolution What conditions have to be present for a trait to evolve? What is evolution? What are the types of evidence we have that evolution happened and all life on earth has a single ancestor? What is heritability? How can you find out whether a trait is heritable? How may genes influence behavior? What evidence do we have that many behaviors are heritable (via genes)? Can a learned behavior evolve? (Explain.) Why do some people call evolution ‘the eternal tinkerer’? What is meant by levels of selection? Name three of the levels, explain the term, and give an example for each. What is the difference between dualism and monism? Kliman and Johnson wrote: All major scientific theories rely heavily, if not exclusively, on inference. What did they mean by that? 2. Evolution of cooperation Define ‘cooperation’ and ‘altruism’. Why may altruism be called ‘an evolutionary mystery’?
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