Anthropology 101.2

Anthropology 101.2 - Scientific law: a theory that...

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Scientific law: a theory that continues to be upheld (eg. Gravity) it becomes absolutely true Understand natural world, the best explanation based on observation Species: group of individuals capable of vertile interbreeding but reproductively isolated from other such groups Development of evolutionary theory - The intellectual environment was ready for the theory of evolution - There was mounting evidence that the world was not static, but changing and very old. Darwin was not the first to propose evolution - Questioned ideas about the age of the earth and the fixity of species, spontaneous creation and many other views held by 16th c. Europeans Carolus Linnaeus - Invented the first formal classification system (taxonomy) named systema maturae. Eache organism is given a unique 2-part name - Binomial nomenclature-> genus and species (ex. Homo Sapien) Comte du Buffon - Recognized adaption to the environment James Hutton (father of geology) - Uniforitarianism (the same natural laws and processes that operate in the
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