B1.7.1 Theories of Evolution

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What was Lamark's theory?
Lamark suggested a theory called the 'inheritance of acquired characteristics'.
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What is the theory of 'inheritance of acquired characteristics'?
Characteristics which develop during an organism's lifetime can be passed on to the next generation.
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Why did people find Lamarks theory hard to believe?
People found this hard to believe because they could clearly see that changes in their body were not being passed onto their children.
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What was Darwin's theory?
Darwin suggested the theory of 'natural selection'.
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What did Darwin's theory of natural selection state?
Darwin's theory stated that small changes in organisms took place over a long time.
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What species are more likely to survive?
Those that are best adapted breed and pass on their genes to the next generation.
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