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The emergence of Darwinism

Author:

Leon, Antonio

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Ecology - Life/Social Sciences

Language:

English

Date Published:

June 16, 2022

Downloads:

71

Keywords:

adaptation, adaptative inheritance, anagenesis, cladogenesis, creationists, Darwin theory of evolution, embryological recapitulation, essentialist, finalism, Great Chain of Beings, heredity, inheritance by mixture, Lamarckism, mendelian inheritance

Abstract:

This article 8 of the series is devoted exclusively to the conception, development, preparation and publication, in 1859, of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, as well as to the methodological and scientific analysis of Darwin's work and the social reception of his theory of evolution. It covers a long period of Darwin's life, from 1828 (his arrival in Cambridge) to his death in 1882. The article analyses from his training as a naturalist to his commitment and effort to adapt his work to the canons of Newtonian science, both from the deductive and the inductive point of view, the latter supported by an overwhelming empirical documentation collected mainly from the observation of nature and, to a lesser extent, from experimentation.

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