Evolution ; Procoptodon → Red Kangaroo

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Evolution; Procoptodon → Red Kangaroo Nathalie Tyler Introduction Biological evolution is not simply a matter of change over time. Lots of things change over time. Trees lose their leaves, mountain ranges rise and erode, but they aren 't examples of biological evolution because they don 't involve descent through genetic inheritance. Biological evolution itself is the change in characteristics of living organisms over generations. Evolutionary theories suggest that all organisms alive today share a common ancestor. As unlikely as it sounds, evidence has been discovered proving this theory (relations from a spider to a monkey). A more simplistic way of thinking of evolution is “descent with modification” which is essentially stating, over many generations, organisms change. Charles Darwin and Jean Baptiste Lamarck are often referred to as the fore founders of evolution. Of course, many, many other scientists had differing theories regarding evolution, but Darwin and Lamarck receive the most modern attention- both deserving credit for their concepts. They’re famous not for the propositions of evolution- that had already been theorised. They’re famous for providing a reasonable explanation for how evolution occurs- natural selection. In which we will delve into later. Darwin’s theory of evolution was along the lines of all life being related- each descending from a common ancestor. His theory presumes the development of life from non-life and suggests purely naturistic

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