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Definition

Evolution: is how things are descended from each other. The animals (or plants) pass on characteristics to their offspring. Gradually, the species changes over time. This definition includes small-scale evolution (for example changes in genes in a population from one generation to the next) and large-scale evolution (the descent of different species from a common ancestor over many generations).

Hawaiian Translation: Loli ‘ana


Example

evolution insect evolution

A genealogy illustrates change with inheritance over a small number of years.   Over a large number of years, evolution produces tremendous diversity in forms of life.

Source: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/evo_02


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