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scala naturae
aristotle concluded that life-forms could be arranged on a ladder of increasing complexity
natural theology
up to 1859 constant world of short duration.. was dedicated to discovering creators plan by studying nature.
Catastrophism
explained fossils, great flood, etc. each boundry between strata due to catastrophe. -Cuvier
Gradualism
profound change is the slow culmulative product of a slow but continuous process- Hutton
Uniformitarianism
Geological processes have not changed throughout earths history. showed age of earth -Charles Lyell
Acquired Characteristics
Evolution (Lamarcks version)
Artificial selection
pigeons- increased frequency of desired xeristic.
Natural selection
same process in natural environment.