- If a person scatters a handful of plant seeds from one species in an area, how would natural selection work in this situation?
- Explain the Hardy-Weinberg principle of equilibrium.
- Describe natural selection and give an example of natural selection at work in a population.
- Why do scientists consider vestigial structures evidence for evolution?
- Why do island chains provide ideal conditions for adaptive radiation to occur?
- Two species of fish had recently undergone sympatric speciation. The males of each species had a different coloring through which females could identify and choose a partner from her own species. After some time, pollution made the lake so cloudy it was hard for females to distinguish colors. What might take place in this situation?
- How does the scientific meaning of “theory” differ from the common, everyday meaning of the word?
- Explain why the statement that a monkey is more evolved than a mouse is incorrect.
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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS
- Front Matter
- Body Matter
- Back Matter