A Challenge to Darwin's Branching View of Evolution

A Challenge to Darwin's Branching View of Evolution
AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Long before he published “On the Origin of Species,” Charles Darwin jotted down his evolutionary ideas in pocket notebooks. One of the most famous of his notes is a drawing from 1837, not long after Darwin returned to England from the voyage of the Beagle. Below the words “I think” is his sketch of how new species could arise by a branching process — explaining how species are descended from a common ancestor. This was a revolutionary idea that remains central to evolutionary biology.

Read Full Article »
Comment
Show comments Hide Comments

Related Articles