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naturalist
a scientist who studies nature.
natural breeding
the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do; a theory to explain the mechasim of evolution.
thomus malthus
an essay on the principles of population that noted humans have the potential to reproduce rapidly and warned that food supplies could not support unlimited population growth
"on the orign of species by means of natural selection"
book written by darwin that proposed evolution happens through natural selection.
charles lyell
wrote" principles of Geology" which gave evidence that the earth formed by natural processes over a long period of time.
selective breeding
the human practice of breeding animals or plants that have certain desired traits.
charles darwin
scientist and naturalist from england how explained evolution
trait
a genetically determined characteristic.
galapagos islands
darwin traveled here and studied finiches that may have been descendents from Ecuador, South America
tribolite
an ancient equatic animal.

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