Evolutionary Ideas: Pre-Darwinian
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Bowler, P. J. 2001. Evolutionary Ideas: Pre-Darwinian. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The modern theory of evolution emerged in the mid-nineteenth century, but ideas about the natural origin of species were discussed from the ancient Greeks onwards and were actively debated (although not widely accepted) by the time Darwin began his researches.
- chain of being;
- spontaneous generation