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1

What did Charles Darwin come up with?

Natural selection states all living things have evolved from simple life forms developed over 3 billion years

2

What is the nemonic to remember the stages of evolution?

Very
Massive
Eagles
Can
Soar
Really
Great

3

What are the actual stages of evolution?

Variation
Mutation
Environmental change
Competition
Survival
Reproduction
Genes

4

Why did nobody believe Darwin at first?

It challenged the idea that God made all on earth
There was insufficient evidence
Inheritance and variation was not known for another 50 years

5

Who came up with an alternative theory?

Jean Baptiste Lamarck

6

What was Lamarck's theory?

Inheritance of acquired characteristics
Eg
Giraffes stretched their neck to reach higher vegetation and passed on their characteristics through genes to the next generation

7

What are evolution trees?

Models that represent relations and common ancestors between organisms