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  • Great Chain Of Being
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    The Great Chain of Being Most of the concepts about the nature of living things in the early modern era were derived from the writings of Aristotle. Aristotle wrote about the concept of distinct types of organisms that could be distinguished from all the rest. Aristotle was interested in much more than the biological world, and attempted to build a theory of the world as a whole. As part of this theory, he believed that all of nature could be seen as a continuum of organization from lifeless mat...
  • Proportion Of Black Moths To White Moth
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    Natural Selection Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution to explain the diversity, complexity, and origin of life. According to Darwin evolution takes place via Natural selection. Natural selection can explain diversity with in species, but I have yet to see anything that could make me believe that natural selection can create new species, or the origin of life. Natural selection is a natural process in which animals better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce mo...
  • Example Of Evolution Through Natural Selection
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    Children often play a game called telephone, where one child whispers a statement into another child's ear, and the statement is passed on to other children; at the end of the game the last child will repeat the statement that was told to him or her. The majority of the time, the statement said would be completely different than the original one. This is an example of evolution through natural selection; where somewhere along the life span of the statement, it was modified, and the modified stat...
  • Best Adapted Species For Their Environment
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    In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin poetically entailed, "There is grandeur in this view of life... ". Personifying Nature as the ultimate breeder, Darwin infers and hypothesizes what is arguably the most fundamental and profound scientific manifesto that governs what we now know about modern science and the science of discovering our past. His two theories of Natural Selection and Sexual Selection effectively bridge the gap that his predecessors could not. These concepts are imperative as ...
  • Delicate Balance Between Humanity And Nature
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    Is mankind destroying the delicate balance between humanity and nature and endangering survival of all species? Throughout history we have been forced to adapt by perfecting ourselves socially, technologically, and physically to ensure continued existence. In the struggle for survival there is a delicate balance between nature and humanity crucial to all species. We are slowly shifting this balance in order to control nature. In doing so we are putting the well being of all species at risk. Natu...
  • Wild Population Of California Condors
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    Lorin McNulty McNulty 1 Environmental Biology Biology Mid-Term 10 April 2000 THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR The natural environment of the modern world has been under siege for the better part of the past century. This has been due to many factors. The waste produced by an ever-expanding human population has tainted much of the natural resources available to both humans and animals alike. Efforts to curb this waste output and to more effectively dispose of the waste have failed in the ma...
  • Similar Species
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    Biodiversity is described by Ruth Patrick as, "the presence of a large number of species of animals and plants... ". (Patrick 15). In other words, biodiversity is the term for the measure of the variety of different species that do exist still on our plant. These species can range from the simplest bacteria to the very complex primates. Biodiversity can relate locally or globally. For example the Southern New England forest contains 20 or 30 tree species while in the rainforest of Peru there are...
  • Page 284 Species Of Finches
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    The Bogus Logic of The Beak People who have served in the Armed Forces may be familiar with the expression, 'If you can't dazzle then with your brilliance, baffle them with your baloney. ' The Beak of the Finch uses such laughable logic, it is remarkable that anyone would believe it. The book does such a terrible job of presenting a case for evolution and history, that the only logical conclusion is that the book's true intent is to disprove it. Jonathan Weiner, The Beak of the Finch: A Story of...
  • Challenge Of Learning From Nature
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    Dear Charles Darwin, Hello, I have recently read your theory on natural selection and the Origin of Species. Although each of us approach life differently, for example your ambition being on a different level than mine and your formal learning more than I feel is needed, I admire how much you have learned from nature. I say that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ...
  • Most Controversial Of Darwin's Theory
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    Theory That Shook The World Other than Mendelson and his studies with genetics, Darwin has by far contributed the most to our modern science. From his theories on variation of species to his explanation ofnatural selection Charles Darwin has shocked the world by proving the world older than previously thought and creatures not immutable. In this present day these theories are as common belief as a simple mathematical equation such as two plus two equals four; but in the year eighteen hundred and...
  • Survival Of The Duck Species
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    Every species on earth has it's variants. For example, the differences between Wood Ducks and Mallards have evolved for specific reasons - namely, those which best ensure the survival of the Duck species in different environments. The same applies to humans. The Negro race has evolved under a certain set of conditions and those conditions differed vastly from those under which the Nordic Aryan race evolved. Whereas the Nordic Aryan needed warmth and shelter in the cold climates of Europe and con...
  • Darwin The Origin Of Species
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    On the Origin of Species, by Darwin, is a scientific abstract about revolutionary ideas on evolution and the diversity of species from the evolutionary process. This book was originally a personal journal while Darwin was touring onboard the ship H.M.S. Beagle as the naturalist. The ship sailed along the west coast of South America and stopped by islands that were later called the Galapagos Islands. Darwin discovered new sub-divisions of species that were on mainland South America and started hy...
  • Example Of An Extinct Wildlife Species
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    The "cry of the wild" can still be heard across this great land. I have heard the bugle of an elk on the Great Plains... the shrill of a bald eagle along the banks of the mightily Mississippi... the roar of a brown eagle bear on windswept tundra... and the gobble of a wild turkey among western foothills. Amazing beauty can still be found in the natural landscapes of this great land. I have seen through televisions, articles, books, and newspapers the towering forests... pristine waters... rich w...

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