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Biology 14.3

Biology- Evolution: A Retreat from Science 14.3 -FINISHED

The study of similarities and differences in the body structure or organisms. comparative anatomy
Who founded comparative anatomy? George Cuvier
What refers to similarities among organisms adapted to the same environment but different in internal structure. Analogy
What refers to the similar organs which are also similar in internal structure. homology
The science which seeks to discover how the mechanisms of living cells work. Molecular biology
Who is the 18th century who said that if you found a watch you knew it had a watchmaker, though why when we find a rock we say it has no maker? William Paley
At the same time as ORIGINS was written there was a man who was uncovering the true nature of genetics and heredity. Gregor Mandel
Variety in kinds generally result in......??? preexisting genetic variety
Are there fixed limits to biological change? Yes.
Random errors in an organism's genetic code is called? mutations
De Vries was convinced that _________ and natural selection working together provided the mechanism which brought about evolution. mutations
What revealed these latent characteristics, and natural selection cause them to become predominant among the finches on the island? Inbreeding (breading w/in small groups)
A commonly cited example of natural selection in action is that of the ______ _____ (Biston betularia), found in England. peppered moth
The hypothesis of embryonic recapitulation was developed by a German evolutionist named ________ _________. Ernst haeckel
Created by: Teens