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Evolution: Genetic Drift, Gene Flow, Mutations, Random Change

Random change Key factors that can cause evolution: –Small populations are more variable to changes in allele frequencies -non-random mating opportunities result in only those “preferred” traits being passed onto future populations –new alleles may be created when mutations occur (changes the frequencies of new and original alleles) -migration causes changes in the relative abundance…

What is Adaptation? Types of Adaptations

Change in an organisms physical structure or behaviour that improves its ability to survive in their habitat Anything that helps an organism survives in its environment is an adaptation Adaptation also refers to organisms’ ability to adjust to various conditions within its environment Examples: change in size of birds beak, development of sharp teeth and…

Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations in the Elizabethan Era

January-Twelfth Night Celebrated evening of January 5 Celebrates the end of Christmas February-Valentines Day February 14th was the day of Valentines Day. Celebrates love. March – Easter Easter was suppose to resemble religious mysteries and the humans urges we have towards light and warmth April- All Fool’s Day Celebrated April 1 Everything is backwards on…

Islamic: Sacred Writings, Groups, Women

The Qur’an -“Qur’an” means recitation -The revelations that Muhammad received through Gabriel are literally the Word of God -This distinguishes it from other sacred writings (e.g. the Torah, the Bible) -Even translations from Arabic are considered suspect -The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad over a period of 23 years -He remembered them and taught his…

What Do Jews Believe? Jewish Practices and Rituals

There is one God who is the creator of everything God is immaterial (without form) God governs the universe with honour and justice Therefore, humanity has an obligation to worship God Jewish Practices and Rituals The Synagogue: Place of worship and study Sometimes called “Shul” (Yiddish for school) The Torah Scroll: Holy book Most sacred…