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    Jean Baptiste Lamarck had eight children and three different wives. His first wife, Marie Rosalie Delaporte gave birth to six of his kids before she died in 1792. They did not get married until she was dying. His second wife, Charlotte Victoire Reverdy gave birth to two children, but died two years after they were married. His third wife, Julie Mallet, died in 1819. It is said that Lamarck had a fourth wife, but it has not been proven. However, he had a deaf son and another son who was clinically

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    Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744 - 1829)

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    Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744 - 1829) Jean Baptiste Lamarck was one of the first people to propose a theory of evolution to the public. Although his ideas were not widely accepted they paved the way for others to do work in that field. Even before his work on evolution he did extensive work with invertebrates. His work on invertebrates inevitably led him to his theory of evolution. This theory was not accepted at his time and has since been proven wrong. The way he was raised and the institutions

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    also established that all species of life were related and had descended over time from common ancestors. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck’s theory of evolution suggested that organisms continued to become more complex through the inheritance of acquired characteristics, the idea that an organism can pass on characteristic changes that were acquired throughout their lifetime onto their offspring. Lamarck believed that organisms could alter their behaviour to advance in the changes of the environment and that

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    Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. (Dobzhanski, 1973) It was during his journey on board the Beagle that Darwin developed his theory of evolution. “On the Origin of Species” (Darwin, 1859) proposed two main principles: evolution really occurs and natural selection is its mechanism. This work published on 24th November 1859 traces a coherent portrait of life bringing together in an orderly manner an astonishing variety of apparently independent facts. It led biologists

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    the planet is much older than the 6,000 years the church had previously said (berkeley.edu./history/buffon). Jean Baptiste ... ... middle of paper ... ...k their ideas and was able to find a theory that worked. There are so many more scientists who contributed to the idea of evolution, but I feel like these three were important. Buffon realized a connection between humans and apes. Lamarck had the idea of heredity, and Malthus was a major influence in Darwin's breakthrough in evolution. Work

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    The thought of evolution is filled with theories, ideas and beliefs. The definition of evolution is rather simple. According to Jerry A. Coyle, evolution is “the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations (2). Evolution gives rise to diversity when it comes to the hierarchy of life otherwise known as biological organization. Many people find the topic of evolution to be troubling and very confusing. Throughout history churches have preached that

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    Sacagawea

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    guide for their expedition to the west coast. They hired Toussaint Charbonneau mainly because of his wife Sacagawea who spoke Shoshone and would later be of great use to them. Soon after beginning their journey west Sacagawea gave birth to a son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. The addition of a newborn baby added to their non-threatening image as a peaceful explorer party. Sacagawea also contributed by diving into the cold water to rescue important documents after their ... ... middle of paper ... .

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    Louis XIV

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    power to the king. He could spend the money that he was getting from the poor and middle class in any way he pleased without upsetting the nobility. Unfortunately for Louis, the poor could not provide the money he needed. Soon, with the help of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis introduced mercantilism in Europe. He regulated the flow of trade, making sure that France was exporting more than it was importing. To accomplish this, he raised the taxes on imports and lowered those on goods made in France. He

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    Louis XIV and His Court

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    in the above quote that the peasants threw rocks without thinking of the duty that they owed to the Marshal. She disregarded reasons why the peasants would be throwing rocks and went straight to why the peasants should not be throwing rocks. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, who was a French minister, held the king in high esteem because he had a good position in the royal courts. “He [Colbert] also thought that it would be necessary to strike a large number of medals, to consecrate for posterity the memory

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    As you wrote in the assignment sheet, Louis XIV and Peter the Great both wanted to do great things. They had many goals in common, as well as many different goals, and, though the two had much in common, worked in very different ways to achieve said goals. They were both autocrats, believing that all decisions concerning the countries in which they lived should be made by them. They both wanted to expand their countries—not only physically, in the context of gaining more and more land, but also

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