Anthro 2 - Evolution constructing a fundamental scientific...

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Evolution constructing a fundamental scientific theory: Fossils- Physical remains of part or all of once living organisms, mostly bones and teeth, that have became mineralized by the replacement of organic with inorganic materials Species- A group of related organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile, visible offspringf Habitat- The specific area of the natural environment in which an organism lives Adaptations- Physical charecteristics that enhance an organisms ability to survive and reproduce Natural Selection- Darwin determined adaptation was the crux of evolution, Principle of natural selection states that biological enhancements that increase survival increase in frequency from generation to generation Adaptive Radiation- Out one species branch closesly related multiple species Darwin drew on information of geology, paleontology, taxonomy, systematics, demography Geology- Is the study of earth, especially with regards to its composition, activity, and history Paleontology- Is the study of fossils
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