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  1. #1 Darwin's Laws 
    Forum Masters Degree Golkarian's Avatar
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    Darwin stated that:

    Organisms acquire characteristics from their parents

    Organisms vary by small degrees (eukaryote theory contradicts this, but I believe Darwin was bent on it)

    All organisms have the potential to grow exponentially, but do not, so are subject to natural selection

    Could these be called the laws that make up Darwin's theory?


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    These are really the conditions under which natural selection occurs. Resources are limited so organisms compete for them. Organisms vary in their ability to compete for resources. Those variations are heritable. When all three of these conditions are in place, he stated, it is possible for natural selection to hapen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golkarian

    Organisms vary by small degrees (eukaryote theory contradicts this, but I believe Darwin was bent on it)
    huh?
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

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