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Unformatted text preview: averages of its parents. For example, if two human parents, one short and one tall, produced offspring the child would be of medium height. This theory of Charles Darwins was accepted until a scientist by the name of Gregor Mendel came along in the mid 1800s. Mendel proposed that genes from a mother and father do not blend when passed onto offspring. This theory of modern evolution was soon accepted after Mendel tested his theory by breeding pea plants. Through his experiments, Mendel concluded that genes do not blend, but in fact remain distinct and can be passed onto later generations. Mendels theory of non-blending inheritance and Darwins theory of natural selection are the two most modern and widely accepted evolutionary theories of our time....
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2010 for the course BIOL 1208 taught by Professor Crowe during the Spring '10 term at Louisiana College.
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