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Science in the Looking GlassWhat Do Scientists Really Know?$
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E. Brian Davies

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219186

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.001.0001

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Is Evolution a Theory?

Is Evolution a Theory?

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(p.203) 8 Is Evolution a Theory?
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Science in the Looking Glass
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E. Brian Davies

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.003.0008

This chapter discusses how scientists came to their present beliefs about the origin of species, then focuses on establishing which parts of evolutionary theory are established fact and which parts are still hypothetical. Topics covered include public perception, the geological record, dating techniques, the mechanisms of inheritance, and theories of evolution.

Keywords:   evolutionary theory, origin of species, Darwin, geological record, dating techniques, inheritance

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