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Prior to the ideas presented by Charles Darwin concerning evolution, several alternating theories had been developed. They included all BUT?

A) all species on Earth were created at the same time and have never changed.
Eliminate
B) the DNA differences within a species lead to some individuals being better able to survive.
C) new animals were simply made from the different parts of animals that were living at the time.
D) an organism can acquire characteristics during their lifetime and then pass these onto future generations.

A

C

B is not included because it's discovery came after Darwin.

A is the fixity of species idea that was initially followed by Linnaeus but he abandoned it later in life.
D is Lamark's theory. Abandoned for a while but back due to epigenetics.
C is one I haven't heard of before.

I doubt these are actually representative of origin of species ideas around at the time.

All but these three:?
A) all species on Earth were created at the same time and have never changed.
This was not an idea concerning evolution, since the core idea of evolution is "change over time."

B) the DNA differences within a species lead to some individuals being better able to survive.
This was not an idea prior to Charles Darwin since DNA wasn't identified as being a molecule of heredity until well after Darwin's & Wallace's papers.

C) new animals were simply made from the different parts of animals that were living at the time.
Doubt it.

Oh, were you supposed to pick only one? You might want to get a new teacher. The one you have now assigns homework to the class that he or she doesn't give any thought to.