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Evolution Vocabulary

Flash Cards for Evolution Unit Vocabulary

Evolution change over time
CHARLES DARWIN published the results of his work in a book – On the Origin of Species – in which he proposed a theory called Natural Selection
Galapagos The islands that influenced Darwin the most
Hutton & Lyell studied geological change to show that the Earth changes over time
Lamarck was the first scientist to recognize that living things change over time
Malthus reasoned that if the human population continued to grow unchecked, sooner or later there would be insufficient living space and food for everyone
Variation differences between individual members of a population (ex. Color of fur, shape of teeth)
Adaptation an inherited characteristic that increases an organism’s chance of survival
Evolutionary Theory all life originated from a common ancestor.
Common Descent the theory that all species were derived from common ancestors
Fossil Record reveals changes in populations over time and supports the theory of evolution.
Homologous structures structures that have different mature forms, but develop from the same tissues. Ex. Arms, wings, and flippers are all constructed from the same basic bones
Embryology compare how embryos of different species look during certain stages of development
Biochemistry compare the chemicals that make up our body (amino acid)
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