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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Evolutionary Mechanisms Evolution - what is it? Darwin and the Beagle Early evolutionary insights Influences on Darwin Darwins major hypotheses Darwins achievements Transformed biological science Both style and content Still the cornerstone of biology Now the cutting edge of psychology Transformed attitudes of humanity to our place in the universe Lifeline Born 1809 Study (Edinburgh and Cambridge) 1825- 1831 Voyage of the Beagle 1831-36 Retired to Down 1842 The Origin of Species 1859 Died 1882 P ic tu r e 4 Darwins home at Down, near London His books (not just on evolution) Beagle voyage Coral reefs Volcanic islands Geology of South America Barnacles Species Man Emotions Climbing plants Domestication Cross and self fertilisation Orchids Worms Autobiography Contribution to style of science Pre-Darwin, science was done in homage to God Was primarily descriptive Deduction and theorising was disparaged as speculation Darwin used detailed observation to explore much larger questions - helped change scientific methods Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. Theodosius Dobzhansky Evolution Charles Darwin in later years Darwin and Wallace Simultaneously arrived at Similar insight - Natural Selection through survival of the fittest Darwins Ideas Did Not Develop in a Vacuum Contributors to Darwins thinking included: Georges Cuvier species extinction....
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