Which of the following statements about cell theory and evolution is false?
A. Evolution can be defined as
a change in allele frequencies within a population over time.
B. Evolution by natural selection occurs when individuals within a population adapt to changes in the environment and pass these changes on to their offspring.
C. The direction of evolutionary change can be influenced by changes in the environment.
D. The notion of common ancestry is supported by the cell theory which states that all cells come from pre-existing cells.