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
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Pattern as observation : Darwin’s ‘great facts’ of geographical distribution. / Helgeson, Casey.

In: European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.05.2017, p. 337-351.

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