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Flashcards - The Origin and History of Life On Earth

Flashcards - The Origin and History of Life On Earth
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evolution
Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations
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mass extinction
An extinction event is a widespread and rapid decrease in the biodiversity on Earth
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mass extinction
An extinction event is a widespread and rapid decrease in the biodiversity on Earth
evolution
Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations
radioactive dating
Radiometric dating or radioactive dating is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed
gradualism
Gradualism, from Latin gradus , is a hypothesis, a theory or a tenet assuming that change comes about gradually or that variation is gradual in nature

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