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Unformatted text preview: The Nature of Science-see handout Theory : trying to explain evolutionary change (our class of phenomena) Fact : measurements, observations, data Facts---hypotheses---theory scientific theories that have a very large amount of evidence are factual. Ex: the world is round THEORY OF EVOLUTION 1858: Darwin and Wallace co-published a theory of evolution of natural selection. Then in 1859 Darin published The Origin of Species. This book discusses the theory of evolution and the mechanism of natural selection. Context: Lamarck had proposed his own theory of evolution. He knew that species changed over time! Use and disuse-inheritance of acquired traits.(not like Darwin) giraffe example principles and details-see handout morphology evolving from simple to complex Mid-1800's Judeo-Christian -all species created at the same time, separately and never change....
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- Spring '07