During a study session about evolution, one of the students remarked “The giraffe stretched its neck while reaching for higher levels; its offsprings inherited longer necks as a result.” Which statement is most likely to be helpful in correcting this student’s misconception?
Disuse of an organ may lead to its eventual disappearance
Spontaneous mutation can result in the appearance of new traits
Characteristics acquired during an organism’s life are generally not passed through genes
If the giraffes did not have to complete with each other, longer necks would not have passed to the next generation
Correct option is C)