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Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist whose scientific theory of evolution by natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies.

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Who came up with the Darwinian demon?

I know of Maxwell's, Descartes' and Laplace's demons but I recently found out that there is Darwinian one. I do not think that this demon appears in the works of Charles Darwin. Do you know who may ...
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Did Darwin know about symbiosis?

The words symbiosis was first used in 1876. This was 6 years before Darwin's death. Did he know about the concept of symbiosis? Did he mention it in his book?
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Darwin and the Natives of Tierra del Fuego

Darwin and the ship Beagle, as well as every other ship entering the Pacific ocean had to sail through the treacherous waters of the Land of Fire at the tip of South America. Many ships didn't make ...
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What were Gregor Mendel's and Darwin's views on evolution?

Mendel's laws (like the laws of segregation or inheritance) became known to a wider publis decades after he discovered these laws. He assumed trait particles in operation that were responible for his ...
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Did Darwin say that the human menstrual cycle length was influenced by the tides?

According to this article from the BBC's Science Focus Charles Darwin thought that the 28-day human menstrual cycle was evidence that our ancestors lived on the seashore and needed to ...
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Darwin's theory of evolution quote?

A typical quote used to explain the theory of evolution by natural selection is: "Variation is a feature of natural populations and every population produces more progeny than its environment can ...
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Did Darwin ever express his views on eugenics?

Although Darwin died a year before the term "eugenics" was coined by his cousin, Francis Galton, Galton had already been working on the idea of using selective breeding to improve humans genetically ...
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