My notes and thoughts from Biology 111, for Monday, August 25, 2008. The entire series can be found here.
We began Monday’s lecture where we left off on Friday (which is always a good place to start). Doc put the tree of life back up on the white board, and we did a quick review of what we went over on Friday regarding inheritance and emergence.
We then began to work a bit on Natural Selection, using Salmon as an example.
*Individuals with certain traits produce more offspring than those with other traits.
Doc stressed that Natural Selection works at the Population level, and not at the individual level. It’s important to stress this, as it’s the beginning of the explanation of why dogs don’t give birth to cats, that tired old moronic Creationist standby.
(Continued Below the Fold)