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What is the name of the theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin?
Natural Selection
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Why did people object to Darwin's theory?
1) Religion - at the time people believed God made the world. 2) Not enough evidence 3) No way to explain inheritance as genetics was not known about
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How did Lamarck's theory differ from Darwin's?
He thought organisms acquired the advantageous characteristics during their life and passed them on
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Why is it important to study the similarities and differences between living organisms?
These studies help us to understand the evolutionary relationships between different organisms
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Describe the process of natural selection.
1) Variation exists in population/variation occurs due to random mutation 2) Offspring with advantageous characteristics survive and reproduce 3) Pass on genes which carry these characteristics 4) More of population have characteristics
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What does an evolutionary tree show?
Relationships between different organisms and where they originated from
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What is a species?
A group of similar organisms that can reproduce to produce fertile offspring
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What is classification?
Grouping organisms to show how closely they are related
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