Charles Darwin composed his theory of natural selection during his travels in South America and the Galapagos Islands. The differences he observed formed the basis for the theory of natural selection. For this assignment, you will be asked to write a three- to four-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) on natural selection. Your paper should include supporting evidence from the textbook, labs, and at least one resource from this list of scholarly resources.
In your paper, complete the following:
Define natural selection.
Summarize the influences on Charles Darwin that resulted in his development of the theory of natural selection.
Describe the conditions, or prerequisites, necessary for natural selection to occur.
Describe the effect of natural selection on one or more of the ancient hominids described in the textbook and lab lectures.