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Understanding the Models: Darwin's Natural Selection

This last reading was written by Charles Darwin as part of his book On the Origin of Species - a topic of keen interest to all three of the authors we have looked at.

1. What is the phenomena that Darwin is attempting to explain?

2. What data does Darwin rely on for his argument?

3. What is the importance of domestic breeding in Darwin's argument?

4. Outline the mechanism Darwin offers to account of the phenomena in question.

 

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