adaptive radiation: The diversification, over evolutionary time, of a species or group of species into several different species or subspecies that are typically adapted to different ecological niches (for example, Darwin's finches).The term can also be applied to larger groups of organisms, as in "the adaptive radiation of mammals." adaptive strategies: A mode of coping with competition or environmental conditions on an evolutionary time scale.adaptive landscape: A graph of the average fitness of a population in relation to the frequencies of genotypes in it.Peaks on the landscape correspond to genotypic frequencies at which the average fitness is high, valleys to genotypic frequencies at which the average fitness is low. adaptive logic: A behavior has adaptive logic if it tends to increase the number of offspring that an individual contributes to the next and following generations.Scientist for the last hundred years have been searching for a crator or remnants of space rock.
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This is an unfalsifiable hypothesis, and is unscientific.
Figure 1: Paleosol located between the 1470 Ma Butler Hill Granite and the Cambrian Lamotte Sandstone.
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acquired trait: A phenotypic characteristic, acquired during growth and development, that is not genetically based and therefore cannot be passed on to the next generation (for example, the large muscles of a weightlifter).
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