447 Explain what Darwin means by unconscious selection.
Darwin is referring to selecting individuals that would best suit the individuals for all to survive.
This wasnt a conscious decision, but a logical and somehow unconscious one that led to
Week 12 Study Questions: Darwin
Cast of characters:
Charles Darwin (1809-1882): geologist and zoologist who, after a long period of research and hesitation,
presented his ideas about evolution and speciation by natural selection in 1859 in the famous work
Study Questions, Week 10: Alchemy and Chemistry
Newman, Atoms and Alchemy, Introduction and section on Boyles use of Sennert
Conant, Harvard Case Studies in Experimental Science, selections
Robert Boyle, The Excellency and Grounds of the Corpusc
552 Does Darwin think the human races diverged before or after their common ancestor would
deserve to rank as man?
after. since he attained the rank of manhood, he has diverged into distinct races, or, as they may
be more fitly called, sub-species
Explain the difference between natural selection and sexual selection, relying both on Darwins discussion
and on a dictionary or encyclopedia if need be.
In lower levels, sexual selection has done nothing (sexes have merged, intellect not advanced enough
Week 11 Questions: Moss-Racusin et al., and Fara
Moss-Racusin et al., Science facultys subtle gender bias favors male students (2012)
First page: The authors are trying to help explain the overall lack of women in university science
departments. There are
Week 8 Study Questions, part 2: I. B. Cohens chapter on Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
163 State Newtons laws of motion in your own words and explain them. (You may use an outside source
for this, and if you do please cite it!)
166 Explain the two phases of New