Where did the earliest forms of life come from?
The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin one a landmark work in what became the science of evolutionary biology. In this work, Darwin noticed the correspondences among various species. He also was aware of how selective breeding worked. Farmers had for millennia been breeding animals for desired traits to develop horses that ran faster or could haul heavier weights, dogs that were efficient hunting partners, or food animals that were hardy, placid,...
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