Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’ Although Charles Darwin's tome The Origin of Species is associated with the theory of evolution today, Darwin himself preferred terms such as "transmutation by means of natural selection." Science historian Howard Markel discusses how “evolution“ entered the scientific -- and popular -- vocabulary.
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Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’

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Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’

Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’

Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’

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Although Charles Darwin's tome The Origin of Species is associated with the theory of evolution today, Darwin himself preferred terms such as "transmutation by means of natural selection." Science historian Howard Markel discusses how “evolution“ entered the scientific — and popular — vocabulary.