Chap 22 Outline - Chapter 22 - Descent with Modification: A...

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Chapter 22 - Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life Objectives 1. State the two points Darwin made in The Origin of Species. 2. Define evolution and adaptation. 3. Describe how Charles Darwin used his observations from the voyage of the HMS Beagle to formulate and support his theory of evolution. 4. Explain what Darwin meant by the principle of common descent and “descent with modification”. 5. Explain what evidence convinced Darwin that species change over time. 6. Explain how Linnaeus’ classification scheme fit Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. 7. Explain why variation was so important to Darwin’s theory. 8. Distinguish between artificial selection and natural selection. 9. Explain why the population is the smallest unit that can evolve. 10. Describe how molecular biology can be used to study the evolutionary relationships among organisms. 11. Explain how evidence from biogeography supports the theory of evolution by natural selection. 12. Distinguish between the scientific and colloquial use of the word “theory”. OUTLINE
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course BIOL 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College System.

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Chap 22 Outline - Chapter 22 - Descent with Modification: A...

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