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Revisiting the eclipse of Darwinism

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The article sums up a number of points made by the author concerning the response to Darwinism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and repeats the claim that a proper understanding of the theory’s impact must take account of the extent to which what are now regarded as the key aspects of Darwin’s thinking were evaded by his immediate followers. Potential challenges to this position are described and responded to.

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Bowler, P.J. Revisiting the eclipse of Darwinism. J Hist Biol 38, 19–32 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10739-004-6507-0

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  • anti-Darwinism
  • Darwinism
  • eclipse of Darwinism