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Unformatted text preview: Essay 1 Describe the three inferences based on five observations of the theory of evolution as formulated by Charles Darwin and analyzed by Ernst Mayr. Identify the most relevant data available today that confirm the theory. What did other individuals contribute to the process of the formulation of this theory? Mayrs Analysis) of Darwins Observations leading to inferences and hypotheses: Observation 1, High reproductive capacity of species ( Malthus-essay on populations) should lead to huge population growth over long term. Elephants should be everywhere. Observation 2. Most populations are stable, not growing. Not too many elephants in Yonkers. Observation 3. Natural Resources are limited. Yonkers lacks savannah grass and water holes.----> Hypothesis/inference One Production of larger number of offspring than resources can support leads to struggle with environment for survival of individuals--> to live and produce offspring....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course BIOL 103 taught by Professor Neale during the Fall '08 term at Georgetown.
- Fall '08