Monday, April 5, 2010
On page 92, Coyne states that convergent evolution explains why different types of animals have simular forms in different places; "Convergent evolution demonstrates three parts of evolutionary theory working together: common ancestry, speciation, and natural selection" (94). Explain how these elements support why fundamentally different animals on different continents are so similar. Try to use specific examples. How does continental drift contribute to convergent evolution? How would evolution be different if we never had a separation of continents?