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biology notes from week 2

by: Alex Weiers

biology notes from week 2 BIOL 1103K

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notes from week 2
Introduction to Biology
Dr. Blaustein
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Weiers on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BIOL 1103K at Georgia State University taught by Dr. Blaustein in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Biology in Biology at Georgia State University.


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Date Created: 09/16/16
Darwin was a theologist PreDarwin Vs. Darwin 1. Temporal 2. Nature of life 3. Special creation 4. Special purpose History of Evolutionary thought (supernatural vs. Natural) Definition of a species. Greek Philosophers -Plato: immutability - Aristotle “Scala nature” Fossils (Paleontology) - Extinction Predawin Thoughts - Currier: Catastrophism Hutton and Lyell - Uniformitarianism/ gradualism Lamarack - use/ disuse - inheritance Malthus: essay on populations Charles Darwin (on the origin of the species) - Idea of adaptations Essentials of Theory 1. Over productivity 2. Competition 3. Some die before reproduction 4. Variabtabitly in characteristics 5. Survival of the fittest/ natural selection 6. Variability’s are inherited 7. Change through time Homologous. Analogous 3 parts of evolution 1. History 2. Natural selection 3. Decent with modification (change over time) Comparative Bio chemistry a. Unity of life a. Same genetic code b. Conservation of important compounds c. Conservation of metabolic proteins/ enzymes b. Comparisons of DNA and amino acid composition Embryology - Closely related organisms pass through developmental stages where they look similar and acquire genes that direct early development from a common ancestor Artificial selection - Breeding domestic plants and animals to produce desirable features


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