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Evolutionary theory What is a scientific theory? History of evolution Darwin’s evolutionary principles Evolutionary theory today:  the modern synthesis
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scientific the∙o∙ry comprehensive explanation of observations in the  natural world that is supported by multiple lines of  evidence set of interconnected hypotheses that leads to  testable predictions
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Aristotle –  scala naturae 384-322 BC Lamarck – inheritance of acquired traits 1809 Lyell –  Principles of Geology  – gradualism  Darwin – voyage of the  Beagle 1831-1836 1858 1859 Darwin –  Origin of Species Mendel – “Experiments in plant hybridization” 1865-66 Linnaeus – biological classification 1735 1830-33 the modern synthesis 1942 History of evolution Malthus –  Principle of Population 1798 1825 Cuvier – catastrophism
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Aristotle –  scala naturae 384-322 BC History of evolution Linnaeus – biological classification 1735
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Lamarck – inheritance of acquired traits 1809 History of evolution Figure 2.1 Figure 1.18
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