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Anthropology 5 Intro to Physical Anthropology Problem Set #1: Adaptation, Natural Selection 1. Evolution by natural selection is the most-recognized explanation for why organisms are well-fit to their environments. A. Outline the six-point logic behind Darwin and Wallace’s evolution by natural selection. Logic #1: Population growth is exponential. Logic #2: Natural populations remain relatively stable over time. Logic #3: Many individuals must fail to reproduce. Logic #4: Individuals with more advantageous traits are more likely to survive and reproduce. Advantageous traits are considered those that make the organism well fit to their environment. Logic #5: Offspring resemble their parents. Logic #6: Advantageous traits will accumulate in a population over the generations. The increased frequency of a trait over time is essentially the basis of the theory of evolution. B. What does well-fit mean? The term “well-fit” refers to the harmony of an organism’s physical and behavioral
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