Class Notes and Handouts for
EEOB 710

Creation and Evolution: Differing World Views

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Lecture 7. The Origin of Species. Variation under domestication and nature

Darwin introduced his ideas about species mutability using examples from domestication. He spent a lot of time discussing how pigeons have changed rapidly through the efforts of breeders. For a look at the various fancy pigeon breeds, explore the Fancy Pigeons website. For a look at Thomas Henry Huxley's ideas about domestication, look at the Huxley: On the pigeon-fancier's polity site by R.J. Kilcullen.

For some good information about the evolution of crop domestication, see Crop domestication and crop evolution..

For a look at how genetic diversity fits in with extinction and conservation issues, see the World Research Institute's page on Genetic diversity.

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