Theory of Evolution Quiz

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Which process results in certain characteristics becoming more or less common within a population over successive generations?

Natural selection

What observable fact about living organisms supports the establishment of evolution by natural selection?

More offspring produced than can possibly survive

Who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection independently in the mid-19th century?

Charles Darwin

What did the process of evolution give rise to at every level of biological organisation?

Biodiversity at every level of biological organisation

What characteristic of traits among individuals supports the concept of evolution by natural selection?

Variability in traits among individuals

Which of the following best describes the alternatives to Darwinian evolution proposed by scholars?

They propose alternative mechanisms of evolutionary change over time

How do the alternatives to Darwinian evolution proposed by scholars differ from certain forms of creationism?

They propose alternative mechanisms of evolutionary change

What do proponents of theistic evolution assert?

Evolutionary change occurs and is influenced by a god or gods in some meaningful sense

What is the main focus of the alternatives to Darwinian evolution proposed by scholars?

Proposing alternative mechanisms of evolutionary change over time

How do the alternatives proposed by scholars differ from some forms of creationism?

They propose alternative mechanisms of evolutionary change over time

Test your knowledge on the theory of evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, and biodiversity. Explore how heritable characteristics change over generations and how populations evolve.

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