Evolution and Natural Selection

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1. What is one reason people did no generally accept Darwin's theory at first

  • There was little evidence
  • They didn't like him
  • They didn't understand it
  • They thought it was a conspiracy theory (like are 51 or Paul McCartney)
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2. Define Natural Selection

  • A natural process whereby organisms with genetic characteristics best suited to their environment survive to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation
  • The way people are naturally inclined to select certain things over other things
  • A process in which natural things are chosen in a natural way over unnatural things being chosen in an unnatural way
  • When someone passes down their jeans to their offspring

3. What is a common ancestor?

  • an ancient relative that is common
  • An organism or species that is a shared ancestor (in evolutionary terms) of 2 or more later organisms/species
  • An organism that shares its ancestors
  • a dinosaur

4. What is evolution?

  • noitulove backwards
  • When new species are formed
  • When characteristics of a species change over time
  • survival of the fittest

5. What evidence is there that there was life on Earth millions of years ago?

  • cave drawings
  • fossils
  • time machines
  • the fact that there is life on Earth now


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