Disc_1_Darwin&Wallace

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Questions for Darwin & Wallace papers. Wallace describes the view of species prevailing in the mid-1800s. What is that view, and what evidence supports it? Why are Malthus' arguments so important to those of Darwin and Wallace? Darwin and Wallace focus on very different aspects of domestication. What are these differences, and how do both approaches support the overall hypothesis? What do we mean by the term 'adaptation'? According to Wallace and Darwin, is something that is adaptive now always likely to be so? According to Wallace and Darwin, under what conditions are varieties (“new genotypes”,
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Unformatted text preview: in our terminology) likely to originate and change the form of the species? Analyze the essential components of Darwin's hypothetical example of the rabbit-eating dog, and Wallace’s real example of the non-Lamarckian giraffe. What factors does Wallace believe determine the abundance of a species? How does he view the role of fecundity differences between species? What do you think? What do you think of the validity (and the irony) of Wallace’s comments on his example of an “immense bird population” (p55). (You may need to use Google on this one)....
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