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1 Macro-evolution format: processes in macro-evolution (classes + reading) patterns in macroevolution: major transitions (project) evaluation: traditional examination (classes + reading) project

2 Processes 1.Speciation 2.Rates of evolution 3.Extinction and radiation 4.Trends in macro-evolution 5.Evolutionary developmental biology 6.Evolutionary genomics

3 Patterns 1.Agree on list24Feb 2.Partition list24Feb 3.Agree on format3Mar 4.First draft31Mar 5.Final draft28Apr 6.Online5May

4 Maynard-Smith J. & Szathmary E The major transitions in evolution. Oxford University Press. Replicating molecules  populations of molecules in compartments Independent replicators  chromosomes RNA as genes and enzymes  DNA as genes and proteins as enzymes Prokaryotes  Eukaryotes Asexual clones  sexual populations Protists  multicellular organisms Solitary individuals  colonies with non-reproductive casts Primate societies  human societies, with language, and memes

5 Lane N Life ascending-The ten great inventions of evolution. Norton & Company, New York The origin of life – the last common ancestor of all life on earth The code of life – RNA and DNA Photosynthesis Complex cells Sex Movement Sight Hot blood Consciousness Death

6 The grand question minute effects visible to the naturalist and experimentalist grand sweep of evolution visible to the comparative anatomist and paleontologist  =

7 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Stephen Jay Gould ( )

8 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Bermuda Stephen Jay Gould

9 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Bermuda Bermuda land snail Poecilozonites Peanut snail Poecilozonites Stephen Jay Gould

10 Bermuda land snail Poecilozonites The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Octala Wolf snail Euglandina Stephen Jay Gould

11 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Stephen Jay Gould

12 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Stephen Jay Gould Gould S. J. & Lewontin R. C The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A critique of the Adaptationist Programme. Proc. R. Soc. London B: 205:

13 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Stephen Jay Gould

14 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Stephen Jay Gould

15 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Stephen Jay Gould

16 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Niles Eldredge (°1943)

17 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Niles Eldredge Phacopida (Paleozoic trilobites)

18 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Niles Eldredge

19 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Niles Eldredge

20 The protagonists (a) the "revolutionists" Elisabeth Vrba (°1942)

21 The protagonists (b) Darwin's defenders John Maynard Smith ( )

22 The protagonists (b) Darwin's defenders John Maynard Smith

23 The protagonists (b) Darwin's defenders Richard Dawkins (1941)

24 The protagonists (b) Darwin's defenders Richard Dawkins

25 The protagonists (b) Darwin's defenders Daniel Dennett (1942)

26 The protagonists (b) Darwin's defenders Daniel Dennett


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