Origins of Humanity
Midterm 1 - Study Guide
This study guide is
comprehensive. Questions on the exam may come from any lecture
notes, lab activities (exercises, videos, discussions) and readings (including Stanford text Intro,
1-5, 7-8, 9A and
articles 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, and
Through A Window
HISTORY OF EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT
What is Science? (creationism vs. evolution debate)
Intelligent Design (Is this a science?)
Contributions of Early Thinkers, Linnaeus, Comte de Buffon, Cuvier, Lamarck, Hutton, Malthus,
Alfred Russell Wallace
Lines of Evidence
Genotype vs. Phenotype
• Did the concept of evolutionary change begin with Darwin?
• What was Darwin's major contribution to evolutionary theory?
• What was Malthus's contribution to Darwin's emerging theory of evolution by natural
• Contrast Darwinian evolution by natural selection with Lamarckism.