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English naturalist
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Father of Evolution
 (Theory of evolution by natural
selection
 (“Theory” doesn’t mean “guess”)
▪ Theories have MOUNTAINS of evidence to
support them
 Wrote “Origin of Species”
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(1831-1836)
Most influential stop:
 Galapagos islands to observe the finches
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Descent, with
modification
Very gradual change over
time
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By using or not using certain organs,
organisms lost or gained certain traits over
time. Then they could pass the traits on to
their offspring
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Example: if a bird tries to use its legs to fly,
the birds legs would eventually transform
into wings.
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It’s not “just a theory”
Evolution does not say how life was created!!!
Your grandparents are not monkeys
 (or descended from monkeys)
Evolution is not directly in conflict with religion
 Francis Collins
 Pope John Paul II & Benedict XVI
WRONG!