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08-ch13-evolution1 - Chapter 13 How Populations Evolve...

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Great moments in evolution Chapter 13 How Populations Evolve
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Mirriam Webster ...a process of change in a certain direction ... Oxford English Dictionary ... the appearance in orderly succession of a long train of events ... evolution etymology: Latin, “unrolling”
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evolution -- (1) all changes that have transformed life on earth from its beginnings to its current diversity, resulting from (2) any change in the genetic makeup of a population across generations natural selection -- differential success in the reproduction of different phenotypes resulting from the interaction of organisms with their environment (evolutionary) adaptation -- accumulation of inherited characteristics (of an organism) that enhance its ability to survive and reproduce species -- a group (of organisms) whose members possess similar anatomical characteristics and have the ability to interbreed glossary: major themes
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Identity Crisis: Darwin’s revolutionary idea changed our concept of what it means to be human Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin/
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Josiah Wedgwood Dr. Robert Darwin Susannah Wedgwood
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career #1 medicine "You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family." Edinburgh University Edinburgh University
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career #2 the church 'What a fellow that Darwin is for asking questions!’ Cambridge University Cambridge University
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“It is quite absurd how interested I am getting about the science.” “One day, on tearing off some old bark, I saw two rare beetles, and seized one in each hand; then I saw a third and new kind, which I could
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