BIOL 300 NOTES 2

BIOL 300 NOTES 2 - Lectu re 1 B io lo gy 30 0 1. W h at was...

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Lecture 1 Biology 300 1. What was Darwin's theory of coral atoll formation? 2. What were the stages of island and reef formation that Darwin proposed? 3. In what ways did Darwin's theory of reef formation presage his future work? 4. What were the two big ideas that Darwin was presenting and supporting in the Origin? List the key elements of each idea in two sentences or less. 5. Before becoming a natural historian, what were Darwin's first two career paths? 6. What was the importance of Darwin's reading of Mathus' in 1838? 7. What were some of the “strange things” Darwin encountered on the voyage of the Beagle that made him start to think about (1) the age of the earth and life, and (2) connectedness of life through common ancestry? That volcanism generates island land masses, upon which rings of coral would grow continually as the volcano evolved. As the volcano breached the surface and became an island, the geological process of erosion would begin together with the abatement of volcanism to wear the island away. All the while the island has a coral reef around it. As the island erodes to
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