The modern theory of biological evolution: an expanded synthesis

  title={The modern theory of biological evolution: an expanded synthesis},
  author={U. Kutschera and K. Niklas},
  • U. Kutschera, K. Niklas
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • In 1858, two naturalists, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, independently proposed natural selection as the basic mechanism responsible for the origin of new phenotypic variants and, ultimately, new species. A large body of evidence for this hypothesis was published in Darwin’s Origin of Species one year later, the appearance of which provoked other leading scientists like August Weismann to adopt and amplify Darwin’s perspective. Weismann’s neo-Darwinian theory of evolution was further… CONTINUE READING
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