What is biological evolution?”
“How did humans evolve?”
In Unit 5 you’ll get the full assignment, and it will be due at the very end of the course. In it, you’ll be imagining answering these questions for friend, giving them a simple, concise, and accurate answer.
But you’re ready to start working on the first part of your answer. Please follow the instructions below to begin constructing your answer NOW.
WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW:
Right now, please write the best first draft you can of the first part of this assignment, covering the basics of what biological evolution is and how it works. In your answer, RELY ON COURSE MATERIALS, and FOLLOW EXACTLY THE OUTLINE I GIVE YOU BELOW:
I. Explain what biological evolution is and how it works.
a. Explain what “biological evolution” means. In other words, give a basic, accurate definition of “biological evolution.”
b. Give a basic overview of what genes are, what they do, and how they are involved in heredity.
c. Discuss the ways genes in a population change over time (that is, evolution!). This discussion must include the following:
A discussion of what genetic mutation is and how it contributes to evolution.
A discussion of natural selection, how it works (all the steps!), and how it contributes to evolution.
A discussion of what genetic drift is and how it contributes to evolution.