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A predecessor of Darwin speculated that all mammals had evolved from a single filament, and were given movement by God
A theory of evolution based on natural selection was developed independently by both of the following
Charles Darwin & Alfred Wallace
According to our textbook, what event(s) led common people to question whether humans were really unique creatures, totally unlike other species?
Displays of orangutans and chimps became common in zoos, as well as fossil comparisons of gorilla and human skeletons.
In the Original Source Material from his autobiography, Charles Darwin described himself as
having "no great quickness of apprehension or wit"
"a poor critic"
possessing a "love of natural science which has been steady and ardent"
"superior. . . in noticing things"
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Which of the following is the preeminent book of Darwin's theory of evolution that details the evolution of life from lower forms through the process of natural selection or "survival of the fittest"?
The Origin of Species
Who first showed that biological and social data were normally distributed, highlighting the importance of central tendency and resulting in the concept of "the average man"?
The early 1900's U.S. government policy of sterilizing mentally retarded women is an example of the application of
Which of these studies was not conducted by Galton?
He tried to imagine what it was like to be paranoid by imagining that everyone and everything he saw was spying on him.
He gave a questionnaire to fellow scientists asking them to elicit specific images of a remembered scene from recent history, such as at the breakfast table that morning.
He counted how many associations he could form to objects that he saw on his morning walk.
He walked through the London zoo with a whistle to determine animal reactions to high pitched sound.
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The first scientist to conduct large-scale experimental studies in animal psychology was
The work of Romanes was especially flawed because of his
use of the anecdotal method
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