Friday, August 8, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 8/8/2014 What doesn't matter to Darwin

 Charles Darwin

"Any variation which is not inherited is unimportant for us." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species

There were lots of nice tidbits in the introduction but his introduction was an overview of the chapters so it would be a bit redundant so I'm jumping straight to the chapters. This is from the first chapter "Variation under Domestication."

Darwin's point here is that aspects of the organism that are not passed on the offspring are not important. So that ugly haircut is now important to evolution (unless of course, that haircut keeps you from finding a mate). 

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