Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Darwin’s LegacyWhat Evolution Means Today$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Dupré

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284214

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284214.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 November 2019

What is the Theory of Evolution Good For?

What is the Theory of Evolution Good For?

Chapter:
(p.27) 3 What is the Theory of Evolution Good For?
Source:
Darwin’s Legacy
Author(s):

John Dupré

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284214.003.0003

Even though evolutionary theory provides insights into the history of life, details of specific phenomena are often greatly overstated and this is what this chapter examines as it discusses the importance of the theory and how evolutionary explanations really work. This chapter argues that evolution only sees the organism and not necessarily the trait, so the specific division of organisms into features and traits is not given much study. Particular aspects of an organism can be a source of more detailed study on the theory of evolution. There is an ongoing project within revolutionary studies that aims to translate the actual sequence of living forms and this ongoing research coordinates theory and evidence in a manner that supports evidences and respects scientific claims on evolution. Charles Darwin's significant work on the theory of evolution involves scientific interpretation and its consequences.

Keywords:   evolution, division, organisms, Charles Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould, sexual selection, practical science

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .