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Chapter 14 Chapter 14 1 Principles of Evolution
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What is Evolution? Evolution: 1. Change in the proportion of genotypes in a population from one generation to the next 2. Decent of modern organisms with modification from preexisting life forms
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Scientific Assumptions 1. All events can be attributed to natural causes a. Explanations don’t invoke deity b. Creationism; Intelligent design 2. Natural laws apply at all places and all times 3. People perceive events in similar ways
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Scientific Theories 1. A general statement about how things operate 2. Derived through a large body of evidence 3. Has survived thorough challenges 4. Never permanent or final “truth” a. Always provisional (tentative) b. Always subject to change or replacement 5. Used to make predictions
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1. Scientists PROVE things 2. Evolution is “just a theory” 3. The theory of evolution attempts to explain the origin of life on this planet 4. Science vs. Religion 5. “Intelligent Design” …
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Models of the origins of modern organisms
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How Did Evolutionary Thought Evolve? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course BIOL 1001 taught by Professor Minor during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Chapter_14_to_post(2) - Principles of Evolution Chapter 14...

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