Chapter 15 Darwin’s theory of evolution Vocabulary review crossword puzzle Flashcard

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Lamarck
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scientist whose ideas about evolution and adaptation influenced Darwin
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Lyell and Hutter
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geologist who influenced Darwin
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Adaptation
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inherited characteristic that increased an organism’s chance of survival
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H.M.S Beagle
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ship on which Darwin traveled
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Artificial
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type of selection in which humans select the variation
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Galapagos islands
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Islands where Darwin observed variation in tortoise
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Fitness
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ability of an individual to survive and reproduce in its specific environment
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Evolution
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change over time
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Natural Selection
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type of selection Darwin referred to as survival of the fittest
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Homologous
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structures that have different mature forms but develop from the same embryonic tissues
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Theory
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explanation of natural events that is supported by evidence and can be tested with new evidence
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Wallace
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scientist whose ideas about evolution were the same as Darwin’s
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Malthus
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economist whose ideas about human population influenced Darwin
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Fossil
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remains of ancient life
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vestigial
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homologous structure that is greatly reduced in size

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