RPS1 - Anthropology 5 Fall 2011 Problem Set # 1 Download...

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Anthropology 5 Fall 2011 Problem Set # 1 Download this file and use Word to insert your answers. Then print out two copies, one for you and one for your TA, and bring them both to your first section meeting. 1. Living things are complex, integrated, well adapted to their environments and capable of reproducing. At present, the theory of evolution by natural selection is the best scientific explanation for that state of affairs. Detail the six logical steps of the theory. Keep this mechanism in mind as you answer the rest of the questions. 1) Reproduction is exponential 2) Organisms tend to be relatively stable in nature 3) Many individuals must fail to reproduce 4) Individuals with advantageous traits are more likely to survive and reproduce 5) Offspring resemble their parents 6) Advantageous traits become more common over the generations 2. The beaks of the Galapagos finches provide an example of evolution by natural selection. A. What is it that is changing about the finch beaks?
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