Theories of evolution

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Why wasnt Darwins theory accepted?
Conflicted with religous veiws and there wasnt enough scientific evidence
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What was Lamaracks theory?
A characteristic which is used more and more by an organism becomes bigger and stronger, those that arent used eventually fades away,A feature that is improved through use is passed onto offspring
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Why is there variation between individuals
Due to their genes
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What is natural selection?
Individuals with characteristics most suited to the environment are more likely to survive and reproduce
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What kind of variation is passed onto offspring
Only variation caused by genes
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What are mutations?
New forms of a gene that can cause rapid changes in species if the environment changes
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