The Darwinian Revolution, as seen in 1979 and as seen Twenty-Five Years Later in 2004

  title={The Darwinian Revolution, as seen in 1979 and as seen Twenty-Five Years Later in 2004},
  author={Michael Ruse},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • M. Ruse
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
My book, The Darwinian Revolution gives an overview of the revolution as understood at the time of its writing (1979). It shows that many factors were involved, from straight science through philosophical methodology, and on to religious influences and challenges. Also of importance were social factors, not the least of which was the professionalization of science in Britain in the 19th century. Since the appearance of that book, new, significant factors have become apparent, and here I discuss… 
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