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03-+species-concepts - 460:206 DINOSAURS Basic concepts of...

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460:206 DINOSAURS Basic concepts of species and macroevolution
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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck 1744-1829
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Acquired Traits
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Georges Cuvier “Father of Vertebrate Paleontology” 1769-1832
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Catastrophism- the idea that Earth has been affected by sudden, short-lived, violent events that were sometimes worldwide in scope.
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Charles Lyell 1797-1875 Principles of Geology  (1830-1833)
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Charles Darwin 1809-1882
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HMS Beagle (1831)
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1831-1836
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Galápagos Islands
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1836 Returned to England 1842-44 Drafted theory
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begun my systematic inquiry, I happened to read for amusement Malthus on Population , and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on from long- continued observation of the habits of animals and plants, it at once struck me that under these circumstances favourable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavourable ones to be destroyed . The results of this would be the formation of a new species. Here, then I had at last got a theory by which to work". Charles Darwin, from his autobiography. (1876)
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course DINOSAURS 206 taught by Professor Neitzke during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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