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Chapter Learning Objectives Chapter 14: Principles of Evolution 14.1 How did evolutionary thought evolve? Explain the problem with the statement that Darwinism is “just a theory.” Distinguish between the scientific and colloquial use of the word theory Define evolution and adaptation Describe the theories of Cuvier, Aggassiz, LeClerc Explain the theory of Unifomitarianism as put forth by Hutton and Lyell Explain the mechanism for evolutionary change proposed by Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck. Explain why modern biology has rejected Lamarck’s theories 14.2 How does natural selection work? Describe the three inferences Darwin made from his observations that led him to propose natural selection as a mechanism for evolutionary change
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Unformatted text preview: 14.3 How do we know that evolution has occurred? • List the four lines of evidence used to support the theory of evolution and give examples • Explain the significance of fossils as evidence supporting evolution • Explain how the existence of homologous and vestigial structures can be explained by Darwin’s theory of natural selection. • Differentiate between homologous and analogous structures 14.4 What is the evidence that populations evolve by natural selection? • Distinguish between artificial selection and natural selection • Describe how resistance develops within a population...
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