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Unformatted text preview: through domestication. It showed how a large amount of variation was possible within a species under domestication, and humans made the accumulation of characteristics even more pronounced. The second chapter spoke on the variations found in nature. The third chapter dealt with the Struggle for Existence. More individuals are born than can survive, so any variation that makes one being better at surviving is likely to be passed on to future generations. The fourth chapter explains Natural Selection, which causes the extinction of less improved forms of life and induced what Darwin labels ‘divergence of character.’ The fifth chapter deals with the laws of variation and the correlation of growth. The difficulties with Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection are laid out in chapter six....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HPS 0437 taught by Professor Sandramitchell during the Fall '06 term at Pittsburgh.
- Fall '06