Question 1 Could RNA have been the original site of information storage in the primitive cell? A difficult problem with this possibility is that
Question 2 Directional selection has been used to
Question 3 One important value that disruptive selection can have to a natural population is that it
Question 4 Which of the following could be a new mutation needed to generate appropriate structures for flight feathers? a mutation that
Question 5 Which of the following organisms were not observed by Charles Darwin while reading and voyaging the world? Question 6 Romans 8 describes modern living organisms as
Question 7 Both the theist and the naturalist come to the conclusion that most mutations occurring today are harmful because
Question 8 Stabilizing selection
Question 9 One feature of Enlightenment Thinking was the tendency to Selected Answer: question traditions in the light of human reason.
Question 10 Preening behavior enables a bird to continue to fly successfully by Selected Answer: repairing feather surface breaks between barbules.
Question 11 The term _________ represents a predictive theory of how a species might change with time, whereas the term ________ assumes that nature can create whole new structures and organisms. Selected Answer: microevolution, macroevolution
Question 12 In the evolutionary model, mutation ______ genes that will develop a better organism while natural selection ______ genes that will develop a better organism.
Question 13 The potential power of directional selection cannot be demonstrated in a real population if
Question 14 The Design theorist comes to the conclusion that most mutations occurring today are harmful because
Question 15 Mycoplasma genitalium is well known for the _________ infections it causes.
Question16 Which of the following is a component structure of a primary flight feather?
Question 17 Francis Crick’s theory of directed panspermia states that
Question 18 In the early pages of the Genesis record, the first stage of life history could best be described as
Question 19 Sometimes a force within the environment reduces the reproductive ability of one variety of individual in a species compared to that of another variety. This force is termed Selected Answer: selection pressure.
Question 20 Which of the following is a basic evolutionary advance needed to convert a downlike feather into a primary flight feather.
Question 21 Darwin interpreted his observations of nature to mean that
Question 22 The sentence, “O you, who look on this our machine, do not be sad that with others you are fated to die, but rejoice that our Creator has endowed us with such an excellent instrument as the intellect” was first spoken by
Question 23 Which of the following represents an observation Charles Darwin made while reading and voyaging the world?
Question 24 “Natural selection is cybernetically blind”. This means that
Question 25 Charles Darwin’s view of the species was Selected Answer: that populations of a species continually experienced