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Colorado State University- Fort Collins
Anth 120 - Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)
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ANTH120 1nd Edition Week 3 Lectures Outline of Last Lecture I Notions of Earth s Timeline II The Problem of Fossils III Catastrophism IV Lamarckism V Darwin s Voyage VI After the Voyage VII Natural Selection Outline of Current Lecture I Darwin s Colleagues II 1859 The Origin of Species and The Unknown Mechanism III The Principles of Heredity IV Mendel s Experiments V Mendelian Autosomal Traits VI Mendelian Sex Linked Traits Current Lecture 1 Darwin s Colleagues a Charles Lyell Darwin s geologist After discovering stone tools in France he wrote The Antiquity of Man in 1863 which presented support for the hypothesis of prehistoric human existence b T H Huxley Darwin s Bulldog These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Huxley initially low class worked with way up to the position of renowned scientist and professor after serving as a surgeon on board the HMS Rattlesnake from 1846 50 Like Darwin he collected specimens and encountered environmental diversity He used comparative anatomy to support the hypothesis of the reptilian ancestry of birds to show that the connection between human and apes is closer than that of humans and monkeys and to confirm the first example of an extinct human After being shown evidence for the process of natural selection he became a vociferous defender of Darwin s theory c Alfred Wallace Darwin s like minded colleague Wallace created the field of biogeography and independently identified the mechanism of natural selection around the same time as Darwin he sent Darwin a short draft of a paper about it in 1858 They co presented the concept at a meeting of the Linnaean Society and Darwin was pressured to publish despite his desire to amass more supporting evidence 2 1859 The Origin of Species and the Unknown Mechanism a Full title On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races species in the

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