Is natural selection a
    good theory?
A good theory:

•   explains observed phenomenon
•   makes predictions
•   is (scientifically) testable
Explains observed phenomenon




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Makes predictions




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Is scientifically testable




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Your assignment:


    “Is Natural Selection a Good Theory?”

•   explain natural selection (two big ideas)
•   does it me...
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  • Natural selection as theory

    1. 1. Is natural selection a good theory?
    2. 2. A good theory: • explains observed phenomenon • makes predictions • is (scientifically) testable
    3. 3. Explains observed phenomenon cc licensed flickr photo by Horia Varlan: http://flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273168957/
    4. 4. Makes predictions cc licensed flickr photo by Horia Varlan: http://flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273168957/
    5. 5. Is scientifically testable cc licensed flickr photo by Horia Varlan: http://flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273168957/
    6. 6. Your assignment: “Is Natural Selection a Good Theory?” • explain natural selection (two big ideas) • does it meet the three criteria of a good theory? (explain each one)
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