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Chapter 3

Chapter 3

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Steve Joordens

Chapter 3: Evolution, Heredity, and Behaviour evolution is not a theory of creationism, its a theory of how animals have come to be the way they are evolution goes against religion because it says lifeforms change, while religion says God created everything the way it is certain tendencies lead to higher reproductive success and get passed on ADAPTIVE SIGNIFICANCE: effectiveness of behaviour in aiding organisms to adjust to changing environmental conditions ULTIMATE CAUSES: evolutionary conditions that have slowly shaped the behaviour of a species over generations (ex. we still find things attractive from caveman days) PROXIMATE CAUSES: immediate environmental conditions and events that affect behaviour EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY: studies how an organisms evolutionary history contributes to reproduction and survival during its lifetime CULTURE: sum of socially transmitted knowledge, customs, and behaviours to particular group of people 1831: Darwin and Captain Robert Fitz Ras traveled to aboard HMS Beagle, collecting specimens of species to be sent b
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