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What is speciation?
The creation of new species.
Who proposed the first theory of evolution?
Jean Baptiste Lamark.
Who proposed the theory of Natural Selection?
Charles Darwin.
Who proposed one of the first organism classification charts?
Carl Linneaus.
What is taxonomy?
The classification of living things.
What are the six kingdoms?
Archea, Bacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia.
What are the seven steps of the classification system?
Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.
What is the Theory of Recapitalation?
The theory that states the embryonic growth of the fetus in the womb.
More the same if they have common ____________________?
Who proposed the first Theory of biogeography?
Georges-Lours Leclerc.
Who thought of the principle of population?
Thomas Melthus.
What does DNA stand for
Deoxyribonucleic acid.
What are analagous structurs?
Similar functions but differ in anatomy.
How mmany mass extinctions are there on record?
How do they know this?
Because the different layers of fossils make it evident to geologists.
What causes speciation.
Seperation of species by land movement and land seperation resulting in new species.
What is extinction?
Death of all members of an species in the wild.
What can be used to date organic matter?
Carbon dating.
When is carbom dating less precise.
Anything dated to being more than 50 000 years old.
What boat did Charles Darwin become a naturalist on?
HMS Beagle.