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An exploration into the theories and evidence of Evolution. An exploration into the theories and evidence of Evolution.
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Charles Darwin Jean Baptiste de Lamarck Alfred Wallace
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Jean Baptiste de Lamarck Jean Baptiste de Lamarck 1744 - 1829 1744 - 1829 He was a botanist and naturalist. He is noted for being the scientist who first proposed a natural explanation for evolution rather than a divine cause. His theory that acquired characteristics could be passed on to offspring through the “Law of Use and Disuse” was later proven to be incorrect.
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Jean Baptiste de Lamarck’s theory of: Jean Baptiste de Lamarck’s theory of: The Law of “Use and Disuse” The Law of “Use and Disuse” Lamarck’s Law of use and disuse proposed acquired characteristics . In the example above, the giraffes that wanted to eat from the trees could not reach so they stretched their necks continually. Their offspring would then have slightly longer necks. Over generations, the descendents would all be long necked.
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Charles Darwin Charles Darwin 1809 - 1882 1809 - 1882 Charles Darwin was an English naturalist Charles Darwin was an English naturalist in the 19th century. His theories of in the 19th century. His theories of natural selection and descent with natural selection and descent with modification laid the foundations of the modification laid the foundations of the modern study of evolution. modern study of evolution. His book “On the Origin of Species” His book “On the Origin of Species” published in 1859 is considered a milestone published in 1859 is considered a milestone event. event.
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Alfred Wallace Alfred Wallace 1823 - 1913 1823 - 1913 Alfred Wallace is one of the forgotten fathers of modern science. He came upon the theory of evolution based on natural selection working independently of Darwin. Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin greatly admired and respected each other They presented their ideas together to the Linnean Society in 1858.
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Charles Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery Charles Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery Darwin set sail in 1831 on board the H.M.S. Beagle. He was hired on as a naturalist. The Beagle reached South America in early 1832 and spent the next three years traveling up and down the Atlantic and Antarctic coasts. He brought with him books like Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology which greatly aided his thinking.
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Charles Darwin’s theory of: Charles Darwin’s theory of: Evolution through Natural Selection Evolution through Natural Selection In the.example above, the population of giraffes varied in their neck lengths. The giraffes with the longer necks would be more able to reach the trees to eat and therefore be more likely to survive and reproduce . They would pass on their longer neck genes. Over generations, their descendents would all be long necked. The short- necked giraffes will have died off. The population has evolved.
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Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution consists of the following five major points.
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