APchapter22notes - Chapter22Notes DescentwithModification:A

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Chapter 22 Notes Descent with Modification: A  Darwinian View of Life
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Concept 22.1 Darwin made two points in  The Origin of  Species . - the species on the earth today  descended from ancestral species - the mechanism for evolution is  natural  selection
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Concept 22.1 Natural Selection: populations can  change over time if individuals with  certain traits have more offspring than  other individuals The result of natural selection is  evolution - the genetic composition of a  population changes over time.
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Concept 22.1 Western culture resisted evolutionary  views of life In the 1700’s, biology in Europe and  America was dominated by  natural  theology - dedicated to discovering the Creator’s  plan for studying nature
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Concept 22.1 Carolus Linnaeus sought to discover  order in the diversity of life. - specialized in  taxonomy : branch of  biology that focuses on naming and  classifying the diverse forms of life - his system of taxonomy became a  focal point in Darwin’s arguments for  evolution
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Concept 22.1 The study of fossils also helped lay the  groundwork for Darwin’s ideas.  Fossils : impressions from the past found  in sedimentary rocks formed from the  sand and rocks of seas and lakes
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Siller during the Spring '10 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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APchapter22notes - Chapter22Notes DescentwithModification:A

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