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Charles Bonnet
Observed fossils and realized that they do not resemble modern organisms. He theorized that theyare from a previous era.
Charles Darwin
Theory of evolution. He traveled to the Galapagos Islands and realized that they did not look like the current organisms.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Attempts to explain how organisms change over time. Though, he is wrong. But he is the first and gets later scientists trying to figure it out.
Thomas Malthus
Theory that humans will eventually need more than the Earth can provide.
Alfred Wallace
Discovered Natural Selection; the ability to survive, then pass on its traits that helped it survived.
Example: Fat beaks on a bird can not suck honey from a tree. A skinny long beak is needed. The fat beaked birds do not survive, therefore do not reproduce.
Hardy/Weinburg
Created the principle that allele frequencies will remain constant unless a factor changes it.
James Hutton
Earth developed over millions of years ago. Rain, Heat, Cold, Wind, etc. shaped it to look as it currently does. (Surface)
Charles Lyell
Idea that humans impact the geological features on the Earth.