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In 1838, _______ ________, discovered the principle of evolution by natural selection.
Charles Darwin


(Prologue, p xxi)
How old was Charles Darwin when he discovered natural selection?
28 years old


(Prologue, p xxi)
Darwin's observations and experiences during his journey on the HMS Beagle had convinced him of what two things about species?
biological species change through time and new species arise by the transformation of existing ones (he didn't know how these processes worked and was searching for an explanation)


(Prologue, pp xxi-xxii)
"Essay on the Principle of Population" written in 1838 by __________ __________, argued that human populations invariable grow until they are limited by starvation, poverty and death.
Thomas Malthus


(Prologue, p xxii)
In 1838, _______ ________, discovered the principle of evolution by natural selection.
Charles Darwin


(Prologue, p xxi)
What essay inspired the conception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection?
Thomas Malthus's "Essay on the Principle of Population" that states that human populations invariably grow until they are limited by starvation, poverty and death.

(Prologue, p xxii)
How old was Charles Darwin when he discovered natural selection?
28 years old


(Prologue, p xxi)
Darwin's observations and experiences during his journey on the HMS Beagle had convinced him of what two things about species?
biological species change through time and new species arise by the transformation of existing ones (he didn't know how these processes worked and was searching for an explanation)


(Prologue, pp xxi-xxii)
"Essay on the Principle of Population" written in 1838 by __________ __________, argued that human populations invariable grow until they are limited by starvation, poverty and death.
Thomas Malthus


(Prologue, p xxii)
What essay inspired the conception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection?
Thomas Malthus's "Essay on the Principle of Population" that states that human populations invariably grow until they are limited by starvation, poverty and death.

(Prologue, p xxii)
T or F:
Understanding how humans evolved is the key to understanding why people look and behave the way they do.
True


(Prologue, p xxii)
T or F:
Understanding evolution is an important part of our understanding of human behavior and the human mind.
True


(Prologue, p xxiii)
T or F:
Evolutionary analysis reveals that genetic differences between human groups are relatively minor, and that our notions of race and ethnicity are constructed categories, not biological realities.
True


(Prologue, p xxiii)
T or F:
Understanding how humans evolved is the key to understanding why people look and behave the way they do.
True


(Prologue, p xxii)
T or F:
Understanding evolution is an important part of our understanding of human behavior and the human mind.
True


(Prologue, p xxiii)
T or F:
Evolutionary analysis reveals that genetic differences between human groups are relatively minor, and that our notions of race and ethnicity are constructed categories, not biological realities.
True


(Prologue, p xxiii)