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Darwin, artificial selection, and poverty

Sanchez, Luis

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This paper argues that the processes of evolutionary selection are becoming increasingly artificial, a trend that goes against the belief in a purely natural selection process claimed by Darwin's natural selection theory. Artificial selection is mentioned by Darwin, but it was ignored by Social Darwinists, and it is all but absent in neo-Darwinian thinking. This omission results in an underestimation of probable impacts of artificial selection upon assumed evolutionary processes, and has...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64506
Source: Politics and the Life Sciences
DOI: 10.2990/29_1_61

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