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Pre 1800 1800s 1900 - present History of Evolutionary Thought
The History of Evolutionary Thought   

The History of Evolutionary Thought

Just as life has a history, science has a history. Understanding the history of evolutionary thinking illuminates the nature of science.

In this section, you will see how study in four disciplinary areas — Earth's history, life's history, mechanisms of evolution, and development and genetics — has contributed to our current understanding of evolution.

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History of Evolutionary Thought: Pre 1800


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