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Unformatted text preview: species. d. The genetic composition of populations changes over time. 3. The idea that organisms can gain physical traits during their lifespan and then pass them on to their offspring was supported and defended by ________________. a. Charles Darwin b. Carolus Linnaeus c. Gregor Mendel d. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck 4. Natural selection is the idea that not all individuals within a populations contribute equally to the next generation and the traits of the most successful individuals are passed on at higher rates. Who was the individual who proposed this idea as the mechanism for evolutionary change? a. Charles Darwin b. Carolus Linnaeus c. Gregor Mendel d. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck...
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