What Scientific Explanation can account for the diversity of life?
The answer is a collection of scientific facts,observation and hypotheses known an evolutionary theory
Who was the individual who contributed more to our understanding of evolution?
What was Charles Darwin contribution to science?
During his travels, Darwin made numerous observation and collected evidence that led him to propose a revolutionary hypothesis about the way life changes over time
What pattern did Darwin observe among organisms of the Galapagos islands?
Darwin observed that the characteristics of many animals and plants varied noticeably among the different islands of the Galapagos.
How did Hutton and Lyell describe geological change?
Hutton and Lyell helped scientist recognize that earth is many millions of years old, and the processes that changed earth in the past are the same processes that operate in the present
According to Lamarck,how did species live?
Lamarck proposed that by selective use or disuse of organs, organismic acquired or lost certain traits during their lifetime. These traits could then be passed on to their offspring. Over time, this process led to change in a species
What was Malthus's theory of population growth?
Malthus reasoned that if the human population continued to grow unchecked, sooner or later there would be insufficient living space and food for everyone.
How is natural variation used in artificial selection?
In artificial selection, nature provided the variation, and humans selected those variations that they found useful
How is natural selection related to a species' fitness?
Over time, natural selection results in changes in the inherited characteristics of a population. These changes increased a species' fitness in its environment
What evidence of evolution did Darwin present?
Darwin argued that living things have been evolving on Earth for millions of years. Evidence foe this process could be found in the fossil record, the geographical distribution of living species, homologous structures of living organisms
What did Europeans in Darwin's Day believe?
That earth and all its forms of life had been created only a few
thousands years ago
in 1858 Darwin received a short essay from Alfred Russel Wallace, what did the essay state?
the essay summarizes the thought on evolutionary change that Darwin had been mulling over for almost 25 years!!