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  • Evolutionary Concepts Activity 6

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    Evolutionary Concepts Activity 6 1. Evolutionary theory describes how populations change over time due to changes in the gene pool. There are several mechanisms that can change a gene pool and allow evolution to occur. Natural selection, mutation, gene flow and genetic drift are some of the driving forces behind evolutionary change. Natural selection and genetic drift are the mechanisms that decrease genetic variation, whereas gene flow and mutation are the driving mechanism to increase genetic

  • Thomas Kuhn Paradigm

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    (2010): n. Oreskes, Naomi. "The rejection of continental drift." Historical studies in the physical and biological sciences 18.2 (1988): 311-348. Ravetz, J R. "The Copernican revolution-from them to now." Physics Education. 8.7 (1973): n. Wegener, Alfred. The Origin of Continents and Oceans. New York: 1915. Print. Zhang, Youxue. "Earth 107: Plate Tectonics 1." University of Michigan Department of Geology. Ann Arbor, MI. 14 Mar 2013. Lecture.

  • Plate Tectonics

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    way geologists think about the Earth. According to the theory, the surface of the Earth is broken into large plates. The size and position of these plates change over time. The hypothesis of continental drift was largely developed by the German Alfred Wegener The edges of these plates, where they move against each other, are sites of intense geologic activity, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building. Plate tectonics is a combination of two earlier ideas, continental drift and sea-floor

  • Plate Tectonics

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    the world was round. The theory of plate tectonics was developed from the theories of continental drift and sea-floor spreading and states that the earth’s surface is divided into several large plates, which are constantly in motion. In 1912, Alfred Wegener, a German scientist, was the first to notice this and develop the theory of plate tectonics. He noticed that the earth’s continents fit together almost like a jigsaw puzzle. This, combined with the fact that similar fossils and rock types are

  • The Pros And Cons Of Evolution

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    Evolution is the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth (Google). Scientists have many evidences to prove Evolution. One of these evidences is rock layers. Rock layers are beds of sedimentary rock, consisting of one type of matter, and can usually have fossils found in them. Rock layers are an evidence of evolution because they show the development of life through fossils, show how rock

  • Importance Of Plate Tectonics

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    BIBLE AND THE PLATE TECTONICS Plate tectonics is a geological theory that suggests that the earth’s lithosphere is an individual rock that was broken down into fragmented plates that ride next to each other. This theory was first discovered by Alfred Wegener in 1912, he noticed that the coast lines of the west coast in Africa and the east coast of southern America seem to match up like a jigsaw puzzle. Further in his discoveries and in examining the globe, it revealed that all the earths’ continents

  • Geography Summary

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    named respectively Laurasia and Gondowanaland. Finally, both Laurasia and Gondowanaland split up into yet smaller continents, resulting in a final count of 7 continents. This theory is called Continental Drift and it was suggested by Alfred Wegener in 1912. Convection currents is how heat moves in liquids. We find convection currents inside the moho but we can also find convection currents in a pot of boilling water. Convection currents are circles of heat side by side moving

  • Charles Darwin Research Paper

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    Charles Robert Darwin was born to Robert and Susannah Darwin in Shrewsbury, Shrosphire, England on February 12, 1809. Like many famous scientists of his time Charles was born into in a wealthy family that consisted of Charles, his parents, and five brothers, and sisters. Charles’ father, Robert, was a medical doctor, in Shrewsbury. On the other hand Charles’ mother Susannah did not work and was supported by Charles’ father. Before going to college, Charles worked with his father as an apprentice

  • Plate Tectonics

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    Plate Tectonics Ever since the beginning on time, Humans believed the ground is solid and immobile. But this is not true whatsoever. The Earth is every-changing and continually in motion. The stability of the Earth is not at all what we think it is. Thinking about the rotational axis of the Earth, and possibly of what the Earth may become at a certain point in time, has a great influence on understanding all aspects of living things, either in the past, present, or future. The Theory of Plate

  • Environment and Climate Change

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    pollution, use of chemical fertilizers, burning of fossil fuels. All these causes have almost the same consequences that are the increase of the earth’s temperature, extreme weather, and the rise of the sea level. According to scientist Alfred Wegener, it was a time when all the Earth’s continents have been joined together into one continent. This phenomenon occurred 250 million years ago and it is named Pangaea. Since that time, they have been drifting apart to become the continents we