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05.01 Evolution Assignment

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Daramis Porras

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Transcript of 05.01 Evolution Assignment

Stephen Gould
Ernst Mayr
Herbert Spencer
Born in Kempten, Germany on July 5, 1904.
From 1928 - 1930 he made expeditions which demonstrated his theory on the development of seperate species in higher animals.
Mayr founded the Society for the Study of Evolution in 1946 and was the founding editor of the journal Evolution in 1949.
1953 - 1975 ; He relocated to Harvard to become Agassiz professor of zoology and 1961 - 1970 he became director of Harvard's museum of comparative zoology.
His philosophical writings on evolution shows that classification of organisms must be based on their existence as products of evolution.
Ernst Mayr died on February 3, 2005.
Born in Queens, New York City on September 10, 1941.
Gould became a professor at Harvard. He was an influential popular science writer, He developed the Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium (1972) which proposes that evolution is marked along periods of Stability.
He wrote an influential paper in 1979 entitled " The Spandrels of San Marco and the panglossian paradigm which introduced the architectural term " spandrel " into evolutionary biology.
Stephen Gould died on May 20, 2002.
Ronald Fisher
Born in Derby, England on the 27th of April, 1820.
In the 1830's he worked as an engineer during the railway boom and wrote articles for various journals on his spare time. He became the sub-editor of The Economist in 1848, an important financial weekly.
Spencer was over shadowed because of his controversial ideas. He wrote the Developmental Hypothesis in 1852. He saw evolution as the change from a homo geneous condition that was innately unstable.
Herbert died on the 8th of December, 1903.
Born in London, England on February 17, 1890.
In 1909 he was awarded a scholarship to study mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
Fisher became the statistician for the Rothamsted Experimental Station in which he did statistical work associted with the plant-breeding experiments conducted there. His breeding experiments led to theories about gene dominance and fitness, published in The Genetical Theory of Natural selection (1930).
Ronald summed up his statistical work in the Statistical Methods and Scientific Interference (1956).
He was knighted in 1952 and spend the last years of his life conducting research in Australia.
Ronald Fisher died on July 19, 1962.
05.01 Evolution Assignment
by Daramis Porras
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