Darwin & Evolution. Do Now #1. Shark washes ashore in RI http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt =hp_t2#/video/us/2013/04/30/dnt-ri-28-foot-shark-washes- ashore.wfsb. Do Now #2. What’s so cool about his picture? How does this relate to genetics? More common to be found in the Amish Why?. Do Now.
Darwin & Evolution
Shark washes ashore in RI
Please turn in your “Create-a-Species” assignments and all other missing work
How did the theories of others shape what Darwin ultimately became famous for?
In the 1800s, most Europeans thought Earth was only a few thousand years old
Geologists began to provide evidence that proved otherwise
Charles Lyell and James Hutton concluded that the Earth is very old and is continually changing
Hutton realized that formations such as rock layers, volcanoes and hardened molten lava show our earth is always changing
No drive during a species life to become “perfect”
Evolution does not mean the species become “better”
Acquired traits can NOT be passed to their offspring