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    Measurable Outcomes 1. Describe and demonstrate knowledge of modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macroevolution, and speciation. I learned about the speciation of animals in Module 3 and in Module 4 I learned about modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, and mirco and macroevolution. I was able to learn all this information due to the chapter 46 and chapter 47 notes, the online textbook, and the PowerPoint notes. This along with using reliable websites and articles is how I gathered my information on the concepts. I was able to learn more about these topics and implement the material in the discussion questions, and the module projects. 2. Describe phylogenetic relationships…

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    Darwin, who taught Darwin the theory of Natural Selection at a young age. However, due to the timing of Darwin 's publication, “On the Origin of Species” and “The Descent of Man” it becomes clear that the idea is not is original idea, he simply got it into the public 's eyes at the right time for it to stick in enough peoples minds. Although it became taught in schools and believed in the mainstream mass almost a hundred years after this date, it seems like it took a long time for the idea to…

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    Richard Owen “What a strange man to be envious of a naturalist like myself, immeasurably his inferior!” – Charles Darwin 8th May, 1860. Richard Owen was known for many great achievements and awards in his lifetime. Richard Owen was born on July 20, 1804 in Lancaster, England. Owen was educated at Lancaster Grammar School and was apprenticed in 1820 to a group of Lancaster surgeons said by The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. Richard Owen was later admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons of…

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    next. The book gives us an example of how the natural selection that took place lead to the evolution of the finches beaks. “In the drought of 1977 the Finch Unit had seen natural selection in action. Now in its aftermath they saw evolution in action, in the dimensions of the birds’ beaks and in many other dimensions too.” (Weiner 81). With that said it shows how the finches beaks and the finches themselves were changed from the drought. In the book Weiner says, “So the birds were not simply…

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    The changes in species have been explored by many scientists, but Charles Darwin was the first to support his findings on the existence of evolution with abundant evidence. Darwin later came to develop the theory of evolution after his voyage on the HMS Beagle to South America in 1831 for five years. Darwin was an English geologist and naturalist who proposed that organisms have had physical and behavioral changes over time to increase reproductive success and to better adapt to the environment.…

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    What Is Neo-Darwinism?

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    Evolutionary biologists such as Richard Dawkins1 , Paul Meyers2, and Jerry Coyne3, and philosophers of science such as Daniel Dennett4, Micheal Ruse5, and Peter Singer6 have produced differing defences and explanations of Darwinism, its roots, and its various implications within a Neo-Darwinian framework. In many cases, these have been intended for wider consumption beyond academia and have incorporated the promotion of Darwin as a unique historical agent, with Dawkins arguably leading the pack…

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    Reaction Journal Five: Functionalism This week’s reading was over the beginnings of the radical functionalist movement that was lead by Charles Darwin. Darwin was more concerned with how an organism functioned and adapted to change than the perception, sensations, and the structure of consciousness as his fellow psychologists Wundt and Titchener were. Darwin lived a life of privilege and traveled extensively during his lifetime. During his travels, he observed many animal species and made…

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    Charles Darwin and by extension, Alfred Russell Wallace, were heavily inspired by several intellectual influences while collaborating together on ‘Natural Selection.’ Some are more prominent figures, while others are an inspiration by proxy, such as James Hutton. Charles Lyell’s book Principles of Geology. Lyell’s theory that minute changes would gradually increase over long periods of time helped Darwin theorize and coin the term Natural Selection, and with Lyell’s encouragement, he began…

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    grandmother used to tell her Creole stories that sometimes included topics related to “extramarital romance and interracial marriage, which gave the young girl an unusually complex view of the word” (Martin 2). With the time, she became a well-known novelist and short-story writer. Many of her works describe themes such as social convention, freedom, moral constraints and women’s sexual desire and their erotic impulses (Martin 6). Casanova’s study showed that naturalism allows “writers […] to…

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    prediction that human ancestors would be found in Africa, we can predict when common ancestor would appear for example, the discovery of the” fishapod” Tiktaalik in 370-million-year-old-rocks. I could not dispute that through science and the great work they have helped us to understand what went on in the past, and might be able to predict what might go on in the future concerning evolution. But I still haven’t read in this book or Your Inner Fish that there is absolute proof of the evolutionary…

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