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The Origin Then and Now:
An Interpretive Guide to the Origin of Species
David N. Reznick
With an introduction by Michael Ruse

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Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species 3
Michael Ruse

Part One: Natural Selection
Chapter 1: Preamble to Natural Selection 29
Chapter 2: Variation under Domestication 38
Chapter 3: Variation under Nature I 56
Chapter 4: The Struggle for Existence 66
Chapter 5: Natural Selection I 77
Chapter 6: Laws of Variation 102
Chapter 7: E volution Today: A Modern Perspective on Natural Selection 119

Part Two: Speciation
Chapter 8: Preamble to Speciation 137
Chapter 9: Variation under Nature II 152
Chapter 10: Natural Selection II 164
Chapter 11: Hybridism 190
Chapter 12: E volution Today: The Mosquitoes of the London Underground 205

Part Three: Theory
Chapter 13: Preamble: What Is a Theory? 219
Chapter 14: Difficulties on Theory 227
Chapter 15: Instinct 250
Chapter 16: Geology I: Background 264
Chapter 17: Geology II: On the Imperfection of the Geological Record 275
Chapter 18: Geology III: On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings 288
Chapter 19: Geology IV: Evolution Today 301
Chapter 20: Geographical Distribution 314
Chapter 21: Geographical Distribution, Continued 331
Chapter 22: Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs 346
Chapter 23: Recapitulation and Conclusion 381
Chapter 24: E volution Today: The Witness Has Been Found, Again and Again 401

Illustration Credits 417
Index 419

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