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1. The human population reached a new milestone on Oct 31, 2011. How does this impact evolution? Include climate change as one aspect of your response. (Think about Darwin's observations which led him to Natural Selection.)
-The first sentence of this question refers to our human population reaching to about 7 billion people. To my knowledge the earth can hold that many people, but on the other hand, if our human population keeps growing, I think that then nature will select (according to Darwin’s observations) due to over-reproduction and our resources being limited. When natural selection comes along there will be a lot of competition, suffering and death so that there can be room for our upcoming population. Climate change can impact the evolution in many ways because of weather intensity such as; droughts, flooding, harsh snow, heat waves and emerging disease that can occur throughout the change which can decrease our human population (death).
3. Explain which parts of evolution are random and which are not random.
-According to my notes, evolution is a process, but not a random process. It’s certain things that makes it random. Natural selection is one of those things to make parts of it random. Evolution is determined by ancestors, traits inherited and also what genes are passed.
4. Explain why pseudo genes accumulate mutations more regularly than functional genes. (Include natural selection in your response.)
-Pseudogenes accumulating mutations is basically like your guessing what biological traits or genes you’re going to get. Natural Selection is a non-random process of giving biological traits, it has no goal nor ending point. I think that the pseudogenes accumulate mutations more regularly than functional genes because functional genes are already there and active. In mutations there has to be a change in the structure of genes so…...

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