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Define evolution in modern terms. List and briefly discuss five different lines of evidence that support evolution.

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Evolution is a process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations.

In fact, evolution can be precisely defined as any change in the frequency of alleles within a gene pool from one generation to the next."
- Helena Curtis and N. Sue Barnes, Biology, ...

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This solution provides definition of evolution in modern terms. It then provides five different lines of evidence that support evolution and discusses them briefly.

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This job considers the following statements about human evolution. Which are well supported by scientific evidence and which are misconceptions?

a. Humans evolved from apes.
b. Human evolutionary history is more like a multibranched bush rather than a single unbranched ladder, our species being the tip of one human branch that still exists.
c. During the course of hominin history many species of humans (genus Homo) existed, but none of them ever coexisted at the same time.
d. Ancient hominins hunted dinosaurs as a food source.
e. Our understanding of human ancestry and evolution is complete

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