Study Question LS1 Midterm 1

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Study Questions LS1 Midterm 1 1. Name and describe two important attributes of life. 2. Suppose you invent a solar powered robot that can build other robots exactly like itself. Is the robot alive? Why or why not? 3. Explain the difference between a hypothesis and a theory. 4. Explain the difference between a hypothesis and its predictions. 5. What evidence supported the cell theory? 6. Explain why replication and controls are important to experiments. 7. Define evolution.
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8. What is fitness? If I tell you how many surviving offspring an organism has, can you tell me its fitness? Why or why not? 9. How did Darwin formulate his theory of evolution via natural selection? How were the following relevant to him: variation, inheritance patterns, and population growth? 10. Explain how the fossil record, transitional forms, and vestigial traits support the predictions that species change over time and share common ancestry. 11. Name and define two causes of sexual dimorphism. What evolutionary process causes sexual dimorphism? 12. How does the size difference between male and female gametes lead to sexual selection?
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