The evolution of evolutionary thought


Textbook readings

Chapter 2, pages 15-21

Notes, Comments and Updates

What is the point?

  1. To be able to describe the history of evolutionary thinking
  2. To be able to describe how relics of this historical background clings to and impedes clear evolutionary thinking today
  3. To describe the current molecular phylogenetic tree of life
  4. To describe the advantages of the molecular phylogenetic tree compared to previous trees