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Department
Biology
Course
BIO120H1
Professor
Benjamin Wright
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 1 Evolution: The Central unifying Concept of Biology Key Concepts Terms: Descent with modification Inheritance of acquired characters Microevolution Common Ancestor Macroevolution 1) Origins of evolutionary thought: Before Darwin and After Darwin 2) How evolution is studied: Evolutionary History and Evolutionary mechanism 3) Evolution, fact and fiction: Misconceptions and Evolution and scientific theory Levels of Biological Organization: Molecules Cells Organisms Populations (populations evolve) Communities Ecosystems 1) Number One: a. Evolution is the central unifying concept of biology b. One of most influential concepts of western thought c. All aspects of biology have a firm beginning in evolution d. Made up of two revolutionary ideas that contrast i. Changing universe concept replaced static world view ii. Causes of phenomena in purposes but evolution has no purpose, its an inevitable outcome of interactions
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