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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOA01H3
Professor
Mark Fitzpatrick
Semester
Winter

Description
George Buffon (1707 – 1788) -Said species change over time into new species -Introduced idea about common ancestry and similarities between species Carolus Linnaeus (1707 – 1778) -Father of Taxonomy -Classified species based on their origin with names. Alfred Russell Wallace (1823 – 1913) -Proposed the idea of natural selection to Darwin -Influenced Darwin to publish his papers about the idea of Natural Selection Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744 – 1829) -Said species adapt to changing environment, and has some role in evolution -Theory of Inheritance of Acquired Traits: said that a muscle man would give birth to a muscle baby; from which he was wrong -Traits from a mother with some influence could pass onto the child -But that doesn’t mean a full evolution and mutation -Giraffe elongated neck a bit, and with further exercise after each generation, it might make it grow longer; Theory of I A T was proven wrong Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 – 1834) -Said that too many organisms born and survive -But with limited supply of resources, only the brighter and better will survive; supporting the idea of natural selection Evolution Myths -Often misunderstood -Many people alter Darwin’s theories to misinterpret it for economics, social, or scientific reasons -More serious
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