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Author Topic:   Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Chiroptera
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Message 7 of 1311 (806668)
04-27-2017 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Dr Adequate
04-26-2017 11:22 PM


Was biology even a science (as we recognize the word) before Darwin? I confess I don't know.

I'm reminded how it was never a scientific belief that the heavens revolved about the earth since science itself only developed during the transition to the heliocentric model.

I wonder whether biology was in a similar state before Darwin?


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Message 10 of 1311 (806722)
04-27-2017 11:15 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by Taq
04-27-2017 10:54 AM


Re: The Nested Hierarchy
I've said many, many times that the nested hierarchy is, for me, the single best evidence for common descent.

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Chiroptera
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Message 21 of 1311 (807178)
05-01-2017 10:24 AM
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05-01-2017 6:47 AM


Thanks for responding, CRR.

I realize that people were "doing" biology before Darwin. The question is whether their activities met the definition of what we now call science. Maybe they did, I don't know.


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