anonymous
  • anonymous
an someone help me i know this not math Which is part of the theory of evolution by natural selection? A. Evolution can only cause small changes to a species. B. Animals that survive cannot pass along their adaptations. C. Adaptations cannot be passed along to the next generation. D. Only the best-adapted animals in a population survive.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
well the diversity of life on the planet contradicts A -- evolution can give rise to major, significant differences between populations. animals that do survive can pass on their genes through reproduction, so no to B. 'adaptations' that are encoded in genes can be passed on, so C is incorrect, too... but i'm a bit wary of saying that D is correct, as it's a bit of a tautology -- 'best-adapted' is typically defined in terms of survival, so that statement is someone empty and misleading as nature does not consciously 'adapt' things anyhow
anonymous
  • anonymous
out of the options I think D is the least wrong but I still have qualms with whoever wrote this question as it's inadequate and promotes a flawed view of natural selection

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AryaVegapunk
  • AryaVegapunk
Oldrin.bataku is correct
marihelenh
  • marihelenh
It's D

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