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Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Eldra Solomon + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337392938

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Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Eldra Solomon + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337392938
Textbook Problem

What was missing in Darwin’s explanation of evolution by natural selection? How does the modern synthesis fill this gap?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The missing point in Darwin’s explanation of evolution by natural selection.

Introduction: Charles Darwin gave the most accepted theory of evolution. Natural selection is one of the important reasons explained by Darwin that causes evolution to take place. Now, in modern science, the theory of modern synthesis is used to explain the evolution of living organisms. This theory of modern synthesis uses results from history and modern scientific studies to explain the process of evolution.

Explanation

Darwin explained evolution using his theory of natural selection but there were some reasons that did make Darwin’s theory to many of his contemporary scientists. Some of these reasons were as follows:

  • Charles Darwin was not able to explain the passing of characters from one generation to the next...
Summary Introduction

To explain: How modern synthesis fills the gap of the missing point in Darwin’s explanation of evolution by natural selection.

Introduction: Charles Darwin gave the most accepted theory of evolution. Natural selection is one of the important reasons explained by Darwin that causes evolution to take place. Now, in modern science, the theory of modern synthesis is used to explain the evolution of living organisms. This theory of modern synthesis uses results from history and modern scientific studies to explain the process of evolution.

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