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Lecture 2

ANTH 1013 Lecture 2: historical development of evolutionary theory
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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1013
Professor
J.Plavcan
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 2 Historical Development of Evolutionary Theory Darwins Theories Diversity of lifewhy is it there? How do we explain the diversity? Life is not random Why are there groups of similar looking species? Why are the features of organisms suited so well for their jobs? Populations of organisms form lineages that evolve and lineages that split into multiple daughter species Mammals Carnivores Macropods Cats dogs Kangaroos Placental wallabies marsupials Mammals Primates possums Monkeys lemurs Darwins Worldview if lineages diverge into daughter species that look slightly different individuals within populations vary variation is heritable if organisms adapt to their environment processes that we observe in populations today mustve occurred in the past environmental change
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