Darwin and the philosophy of science – maybe, and maybe not?

A key question for the philosophy of science: "How does Darwin’s theory of natural selection by means of competition between individuals of the same species stack up against Karl Popper’s ideas on falsification and verification?"

I gather Popper changed his views as he got older.

Maybe the answer can be found in:

"Defining Darwin: Essays on the History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology"

by By Michael Ruse


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Darwin on pangenesis

The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication Volume 2, Volume 2

Darwin’s ideas on what could be passed on from parent to offspring where not what many people today believe.

What was pangenesis? Try Wikipedia – and read Darwin at


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Understand – what was Darwin’s notion of pangensis and what is  gemmule 


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