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    Charles Darwin. His theory explaining evolution of diverse living organisms and the links that he found between each one is truly astonishing and has had an impact on other scientific researchers and their studies for years. Anyone who is interested in natural sciences would know how intriguing biological change and adaption is. Yet, Charles Darwin was not just interested; he was dedicated. He spent his entire life embarking on surveys around the globe in order to back up his research with…

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    Theories of evolution started before Darwin’s specific one by natural selection. The most prominent and perhaps influential on Darwin was Lamarck’s theory of “evolution by willing”, or that physical changes during an animal’s lifetime would be passed to offspring, in that it laid the foundation for his more developed explanation for evolution (Mayr, 1982). Darwin believed in evolution several before developing his theory of natural selection, he objected to Lamarck’s theory due to the lack of…

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    1. Darwin’s theory of natural selection directly applies to the domestication of plants and animals in numerous ways. The first being that natural selection, or the differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to differences in phenotype is based on the idea that organisms pass genetic mutations onto their offspring that can potentially increase the success of reproduction and survival for future generations. Over time these continual genetic mutations can result in a new species…

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    This experiment is a hypothetical representation, modelling the effects of colour mutations in “prey” and vision mutations in “predators”, and their role in natural selection. This means that different materials in this experiment represent real-life organisms and environments. The sand-coloured background represents a sand environment, while the green background represents a grass environment. The individual conducting the experiment is acting as the “predator” (bird) and the tweezers used by…

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    considered very radical, and more specifically the concept of natural selection. The basic premise of natural selection is that the organisms that are more suited to thrive in their environment will be the most likely to survive over their competition, and subsequently this improves the species as a whole over years of gradual progression. Behavior can also be shaped by natural selection. However, it is important to note that natural selection is all relative and largely depends on the…

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    There is a huge controversy in the United States between whether teachers should educate students on Natural Selection. South Carolina passed a law to allow students to begin learning it this year, but their teachers cannot use the term ‘Natural Selection’ because it does not agree with their senators religion. Evolution has been an issue for many years and goes back to when Darwin created the theory in 1858. He informed the world of his findings after a long period spent observing the…

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    the topic of natural selection and evolution. These scientists reviewed the natural space-use patterns and hippocampal size in kangaroo rats after undergoing evolution by natural selection. The size of the hippocampus, which is a forebrain structure that processes spatial information, correlates with the need to relocate food caches by passerine birds and with sex-specific patterns of space use in microtine rodents. However, the influences on hippocampal anatomy of sexual selection within…

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    Natural selection could soon be in the hands of humans. In the 1970s, scientists began to isolate certain genes in DNA for the first time. Gene therapy arose in the 1980s as more researchers became curious. Gene therapy is defined as a "technique where the genes causing a defect are themselves substituted by correct genes in the patient to cure a disease" (Macer, 1990). Natural selection is the process in which organisms that are best adapted to their environment survive and therefor, reproduce…

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    Copy Scientific explanations are evaluated using evidence from the natural world. By performing experiments, science is a process that uses data and evidence to explain the evolutionary process. There is Constancy and Change in Natural Systems that can be, understood by recognizing patterns and explained through mathematics. As we discussed in class “Science can be considered a form of conceptual evolution where natural selection insures the survival of the fittest ideas”. Those 3 ingredients…

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    5). Natural selection is a process developed by Darwin and Wallace—which is used to explain how evolution happens (Freeman et al., 2014, p. 454). Natural selection can happen when either an individual in a population has heritable characteristics or…

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