Which of the following is a correct restatement of Darwin's phrase "descent with modification"?

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"Descent with modification" means that the species that exist today descended from other, preexisting species and that species change over time.

"Descent with modification" means that ancestral species of species that are alive today are more primitive and lower down on the phylogenetic tree.

"Descent with modification" means that humans descended from a preexisting species that lived in trees and that humans are different from that ancestral species.

"Descent with modification" means that natural selection changes species over time.

 
asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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"Descent with modification" means that the species that exist today descended from other, preexisting species and that species change over time.

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by anonymous



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