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Evolution and lines of evidence supporting evolution

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.