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Kimberley Peaslee Human Origins Anthro 201 May 3,2008 Annotated Bibliography: Natural Selection 1. Charles Darwin. The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley). 1958. New American Library (A Mentor Book), xv, 479 pp. The idea of this article was to talk about the book “The Origins of Species” by Charles Darwin. It is still seen as Darwin’s facts and attitude is the same today as it was then. Even though Darwin acknowledged his ignorance of the “laws of inheritance”, it didn’t stop him from elaborating on Natural Selection. Even though it’s been decades since Darwin’s theories, not much has changed. We may have learned a little bit more about environmental influeneces but as written by Marston Bates “we have not gone through any real revolution or evolutionary thought”. We are still learning about the processes today and more than likely will continue to do so in the future. Maybe one day, somebody will have the answer to it all. Until then, we just got to have the fun of finding the information and studying the hypothesis of that information. 2. George C. Williams. Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought. 1966. x + 307 pp. literature cited, index. In this article, it talks about critizing the means of natural selection vs. human causes. As G.G. Simpson said, “that the theory of natural selection is complex rather in its concrete working and in its interactions than in its bases”. This book was written to show people
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