Darwin's Missing Evidence
In his time certain species of maths were light in color. Today in many areas these species are largely
dark. If he had noticed the change occurring, he would have observed evolution in action.
Charles Darwin's Origin of Specie
The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Crit.
The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist
An adaptationist programme
The Nature of Evolution
In 1859 Charles Darwin finished his masterpiece, The origin of species by means of natural selection, as follows:
It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds,
with birds si
Homework for W, Feb. 19 and W Feb. 26 .
We will be going over linkage equilibrium (Chapter 8) and heritability
(Chapter 9) in lecture on W if classes are cancelled this Friday. Linkage
disequilibrium is beginning again to be used to detect selection in
1. You capture mice in a field and test them for variance in a protein by using electrophoresis. You
find 9 of the mice have a form of the protein that travels very fast in an electrophoretic gradient,
22 have a form that is very slow to travel and 19 hav
Be able to answer in some detail questions on adaptation homework.
Be able to do genetics problems involving H-W. You do not have to memorize
equations, but you should be able to determine whether a population is in H-W
equilibrium, be able t
Pop gen classroom exercise.
Modeling has always been a way to test hypotheses in evolutionary ecology.
The earliest and simplest model used is Hardy Weinberg.
-Developed when Mendelism was gaining acceptance and used to show how variation is
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1. Know the definition of every term used in the relationship maps in a way that
you could compare and contrast
Natural selection and sexual selection.
Evolution and natural selection
Selection and fitness
Genetic drift and selection
Selection and adaptat
Homework on adaptation, 330
Skim the following paper, paying particular attention to the problems Gould and
Leuwontin felt were plaguing evolutionary thinking at that time. The Spandrels of San
Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptat
Homework on speciation, punctuated equilibrium, and history of life. This counts for test material that
would have been covered on days missed because of weather. Some of this material should be review for you.
Because this homework will be earning you ex