Misconceptions Of Evolution

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In Introduction to Evolutionary Biology by Chris Colby, the author’s purpose was to explain the basics of the theory of evolution and correct the many of the misconceptions. The main parts are the meaning of evolution and the misconceptions. The meaning of evolution according to Colby is a change in the gene pool of a population over time. The first misconception is that evolution can occur without morphological change and morphological change can occur without evolution. The second misconception of evolution is that natural selection and evolution are the same thing. In the reading it is stated that organisms are not passive targets of their environment, each organism modifies to its own environment. The third misconception is that all traits
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