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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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George Cuvier (1796-1832) “Fixity of Species” Debate with Lamark Study ancient species Have access that supports evolution more than others Strong and religious o Can’t accept the idea of evolution He can see that thing changes through time Argues that every time a flood happen, it wipes out a certain amount of species and then a new population would replace the old species o He had to re-write the Bible so that Noah’s Arc Flood wasn’t the only flood that had occurred Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Proved that Natural Selection DOES work o Gave a better explanation for evolution than the previous scientists Monkeys were our cousins Hated conflict o Published the book awhile after he had came up with the idea “On the Origin of
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