Lec 11 - BIS2B Fall 2009 (Keen) Lecture 11. Natural...

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BIS2B Fall 2009 (Keen) Lecture 11 . Natural selection: setting the stage 12 October British and European exploration of the world the existence of fossils Cuvier vs Lyell’s ideas on geological events fit between organisms and their environments plant and animal breeding Students should be able to: explain why fossil distributions, sedimentary geology, and the fit between organisms and their environments troubled scientists prior to publication of the “Origin of Species.” explain what essential aspect of biology was known to all plant and animal breeders. explain how natural selection produces a fit between organisms and their environment
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There are many kinds of life:
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•Man •Monkeys • Quadrapeds (mammals) •Bats •Ostr ich •B irds • Aquatic birds •F ly ing±f ish •F ish •Ee ls • Sea serpents •Rept i les •S lugs •She l lf ish •Insects •Worms • Polyps (hydras) • Sensitive plants • Trees • Shrubs •Herbs •L ichens •Mo ld •M inera ls •Earth •Water •A ir • Ethereal matter Sea lions? Whales? Scala naturae from Charles Bonnet (circa 1760) God Angels Demons
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Lec 11 - BIS2B Fall 2009 (Keen) Lecture 11. Natural...

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