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Theories of Evolution.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2410
Professor
Elena Choleris
Semester
Fall

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Person Time Period Theory of Evolution - Historie Naturelle Georges-Louis Leclerc Comet de Buffon 1700s - Environment acts directly on organism through organic molecules - Zoonomia Erasmus Darwin 1700s - Similar view to Lamark - Proposed competition and sexual selection - Philosophie zoologique - First comprehensive theory of evolution (although wrong) Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet 1. Use and disuse lead to change Chevalier de Lamark 1800s 2. Changes leading to perfection and through conscious will 3. Environment acts on organ development 4. Changes are inheritable - Was naturalist on board the Beagle with Captain Fitzroy - Took him 20 years after returning to publish his book On the
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