Evolution is not just a scientific concept it is also an area of science that compasses many other scientific studies. Two of the many important scientific concepts are the scientific method and survival of the fittest. In order to distinguish between the many different species of anoles it is critical that the scientific method is followed when studying and cataloging them. At the same time, the lab and the evidence from the scientific method show how important survival of the fittest is to the survival and development of a species.
The process of evolution is extremely complex and there is a great deal of effort that goes into determining the evolution of any species. It is very important that the scientific method is followed in making these determinations. The first step in applying the scientific method when considering the evolution of the anole is to develop a theory. The theory might be that even though the anoles of each of the Greater Antilles were isolated from one another, the habitat of each island is so similar that anoles on each island eventually evolved into similar species (“Late Night Labs, Evolution,” n.d.).
The next step the researchers had to do was to compare the anoles on the different islands as to compare their habitats to see if they were indeed similar. This step includes collecting detailed data such as coloration, size, tail length, and rear leg length (“Late Night Labs, Evolution,” n.d.). The study of this data can be used to draw a comparison of the different anoles on each individual island as well as the overall population of anoles on all four islands.
After carefully comparing all the data, scientists can then and only then conclude that although the anoles from different islands had little or no direct contact with each other, they did indeed evolve the same traits due to the demands of similar habitats.
Knowing that the species are now...