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The publication of the Darwin and Wallace papers in 1858, and still more that of the ‘Origin’ in 1859, had the effect upon them of the flash of light, which to a man who has lost himself in a dark night, suddenly reveals a road which, whether it takes him straight home or not, certainly goes his way.
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I did not study Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in a formal academic environment until I was in high school. When the topic of evolution did emerge in the curriculum, my teachers would preface the lecture with a caveat: studying evolution was not an attack on religion. 708 more words
Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)
Mendel was the first to lay the mathematical foundations of genetics, in what came to be called “Mendelianism“. He began his research in 1856 (three years before Darwin published his Origin of Species) in the garden of the Monastery in which he was a monk. 139 more words