Pattern as observation: Darwin’s ‘great facts’ of geographical distribution

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Among philosophical analyses of Darwin’s Origin, a standard view says the theory presented there had no concrete observational consequences against which it might be checked. I challenge this idea with a new analysis of Darwin’s principal geographical distribution observations and how they connect to his common ancestry hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-351
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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