Adaptation vs Evolution
What's the difference?
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Where does the evidence come from?
archaeological studies and complete understanding of past records
Why do species change?
the Earth is constantly changing
process wherein certain groups or individuals change to be better suited in the environment and habitat
Why is adaptation needed?
survival and to maintain normal functioning in community
ex: cold winters- homes and clothes are altered
process which genetic structure and physical anatomy change in relation to changes of environment (the more permanent changes); very gradual (thousands of years)
Why is evolution needed?
better functioning and survival
-individuals adapt, whole population evolve
-evolution takes much longer
-adaptations can contribute to evolution but evolution cannot contribute to adaptation
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