On the origin of the species by means of natural selection

  title={On the origin of the species by means of natural selection},
  author={Charles Robert Darwin}
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Charles Darwin's theory of evolution: A review of our present understanding

The paper characterizes Darwin's theory, providing a synthesis of recent historical investigations in this area. Darwin's reading of Malthus led him to appreciate the importance of population

Systematics and the origin of species: An introduction

  • J. HeyW. FitchF. Ayala
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2005
The 17 papers that follow explore current knowledge about the main topics of Mayr's book "Systematics and the Origin of Species", generally considered one of the foundation books of the theory of evolution.

In the light of evolution III: Two centuries of Darwin

Although his legacy is associated primarily with the illumination of natural selection in The Origin, Darwin also contemplated and wrote extensively about what the authors would now term artificial selection and sexual selection, as reflected in two books titled, respectively, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication and The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.

An Origin of Citations: Darwin's Collaborators and Their Contributions to the Origin of Species

In the first edition of the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin apologized for not correctly referencing all the works cited in his magnum opus. More than 150 years later we have catalogued

Darwin and the recent African origin of modern humans

  • R. Klein
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2009
Darwin's views on human evolution are summarized and how far the authors have come since is shown to show how far the subject has come since.

The History and Reception of Charles Darwin’s Hypothesis of Pangenesis

It is argued that critics largely interpreted Variation as an extension of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859), while pangenesis was an Extension of natural selection.

Darwin and sexual selection: One hundred years of misunderstanding.

  • M. Veuille
  • Biology, Psychology
    Comptes rendus biologies
  • 2010

Genetics and the origin of species: an introduction.

  • F. AyalaW. Fitch
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1997
Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900–1975) was a key author of the Synthetic Theory of Evolution, also known as the Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Theory, which embodies a complex array of biological

Darwinian gradualism and its limits: The development of Darwin's views on the rate and pattern of evolutionary change

The major tenets of the recent hypothesis of punctuated equilibrium are explicit in Darwin's writing and it seems probable that Falconer's work on the persistence of fossil species of elephant helped Darwin to see the wider significance of the tempo of evolution for his general theory.

In the light of evolution IV: The human condition

Charles Darwin transformed the biological sciences in much the same way that Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton transformed the physical sciences—by demonstrating that the universe operates according to natural laws that fall within the purview of rational scientific inquiry.