Question

Charles Darwin was the first person to propose:?

Charles Darwin was the first person to propose

A) a mechanism for how evolution occurs.

B)that evolution occurs.

C) a mechanism for evolution that was supported by evidence.

D) a way to use artificial selection as a means of domesticating plants and animals.

E) that the Earth is older than a few thousand years.

Answers

C.

Others had proposed that evolution occurs. And others had proposed mechanisms for evolution (Lamark, for example).

But Darwin was the first to provide a mechanism that was supported by evidence. (Technically not the first though; Wallace came up with the same mechanism at about the same time.)

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F) To his wife.

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C.

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