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Glossary of Apologia Biology Module 9 (Second Edition)

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Fossils
Preserved remains of once-living organisms
Immutability of species
The idea that each individual species on the planet was specially created by God and could never fundamentally change
Macroevolution
The hypothesis that the same processes which work in microevolution can, over eons of time, transform an organism into a completely different kind of organism
Microevolution
The theory that natural selection can, over time, take an organism and transform it into a more specialized species of that organism
Paleontology
The study of fossils
Strata
Distinct layers of rock
Structual Homology
The study of similar structures (bones or organs, for example) in different species

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