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what is evolution?
the development of new types of organisms from pre existing types by the accumulation of genetic differences over long periods of time
what book did charles darwin write, and in what year?
Origin of Species, 1859
Charles darwin refered to evolution as " ____"
"descent with modification"
who said that organismal adaptations are evidence that the creator had designed each species for a specific purpose?
who said that species evolve through disuse of body parts?
Jean Baptiste de Lamarck
what is Jean Baptiste de Lamark say
that species evolve through disuse of body parts
the process by which some individuals live longer and produce more offspring than others because their particular inherired characteristics make them better suited for their environment
humans modifying other species by selective breeding
producing max number of offspring
the transformation of the population toward better fitness
evolution is supported by what scientific evidence
drug resistnace, transition fossils, biogeography, homologies
the study of the geographic distributions of organisms
structures that are similar and arose through a common ancestor