Take-home pop quiz (History, Selection) Due no later than 1:30 pm Monday Jan. 31, 2005
Read Chapters 2-3 in the textbook and answer the following
Open book, work alone.
1.(2) How does William Cliff's hypothesis developed in the 18th
(it has come to be known as the "Law of Succession") support the
theory of evolution?
2.(2) Why is the concept of homology important in evolution?
examples of homologous and nonhomologous (analogous) traits.
3.(2) Numerous studies of the Galapagos finches (sometimes called
finches) indicate the effects of short-term natural selection on these
populations Briefly give one example.
4.(2) Opponents to teaching evolution in public schools have
taken to promoting the teaching of "Intelligent Design" theory.
this idea is not new; it was first proposed by William Paley in
What was Paley's logic, and how does it relate to the presentday
of Intelligent Design?
5.(2) Why are crystallin proteins, such as those found in eye
not good examples to use to argue for irreducible biochemical
(an argument that forms the basis for Intelligent Design)?