BISC 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Carl Linnaeus, Heredity, Overproduction

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Darwin"s insights form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory. Explains patterns of biodiversity through variation and natural selection. even though he knew nothing of chromosomes, genes, dna or other sources of heredity. Documented examples and observations that plants/animals are products of descent modification from ancestral forms. Much emphasis on mythology and strange combinations of living things. Some philosophers tried to make sense of nature through real organisms. Plata claimed that every organism was an example of a perfect essence or type created by god and that these types were unchanging. Typological thinking: idea that species are unchanging types and observable variations within species. Ordered types of organisms into linear chain organized into fixed sequence (unchanging) based on increasing size and complexity (humans at the top) 2) some species are higher (being more complex or better) than others. 18th century naturalists classified life"s diversity (nested in similar groups)

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