Anthropology 101 notes 1:19

Anthropology 101 notes 1:19 - Anthropology 101 Crash course...

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Anthropology 101 Crash course in evolution 1. Geologic deep time and uniformitarianism-Sir Charles Lyell Countered cuvier’s theory of catastrophism Proposed instead that gradual processes that occur today acted in a similar way in the past Such change is always gradual and non-directional 2. Evolutionary theory: inheritance of acquired characteristics-Lamarck First to propose a theory for organic evolution Observed that animals and plants are uniquely adapted to their environments “subtle fluids” within the body stimulate the dvelpment and growth of special organs that are passed on to offspring “inheritance of acquired characteristics” based on need, user or disuse generally discarded b/c no evidence for traits acquired by an individual during their lifetime are passed on to their offspring 3. Natural Selection-Darwin Sailed around the world for 5 years documenting species of plants and animals Galapagos Islands-saw basic similarities and subtle differences between
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