Chapter 6: The Geography of Evolution
1. Observations of the biogeographic distributions of organisms provided
both Darwin and Wallace with evidence for the occurrence of evolution. What
was this evidence?
Similarity or dissimilarity of
1. How old is Earth? How do we know?
4.5 Billion Years old
By using radiocarbon dating and radiometric dating to figure out
a rocks age
2. Which features are universal among organisms, thus implying that
all living things derive from a common ancestor?
Evolution: Quiz Questions Chapter 3
Questions 1-8 for quiz on Monday, September 21, 2015. Questions 9-22 are additional study questions for
the exam on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The study questions below will be administered as a Clicker
Discuss some of the unique qualities of humans that people have proposed hypotheses to
One of the hypotheses in the article was Darwins idea that bipedalism was a key event that set
humans on a different evolutionary path than our ape cousins. Da
The great chain of being was a fixed hierarchy of life (wasnt useful for classifying lifes
diversity at a finer scale)
Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus developed a rule for naming species and schemes
for sorting species into different groups
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