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Apologia Biology Module 9 Edition 2

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The Immutability of Species
The idea that each individual species on the planet was specially created by God and could never fundamentally change
Microevolution
The theory that natural selection can, over time, take an organism and transform an organism into a more specialized species of the organism
Macroevolution
The hypothesis that processes similar to those at work in microevolution can, over eons of time, transform an organism into a completely different kind of organism
Strata
Distinct layers of rock
Fossils
Preserved remains of once-living organisms
Paleontology
The study of fossils
Structural Homology
The study of similar structures in different species
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