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- Charles Darwin : (1809 – 1882) English natural scientist, most famous for proposing the theory of natural selection.
- Genetics : The study of the inheritance of characteristics, genes and DNA.
- Evolution : A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
- Natural selection : The differential survival and/or reproduction of classes of entities that differ in one or more characteristics
- Adaptation : Describes the event of a trait being selected by the mechanism of natural selection.
- Artificial selection : Add brief definition or description
- Selective breeding : Process of breeding plants and animals for particular genetic traits and desirable characteristics.
- Domestication : The process of habituating wild animals or plants to live in association with humans, thereby providing us with food, livestock and pets.
- Creationism : The belief that the world and the universe were created by God.
- Social Darwinism : Efforts to draw political conclusions from the theory of evolution by natural selection.
- Herbert Spencer : Add brief definition or description
- Samuel Wilberforce : Add brief definition or description
- Joseph Hooker : Add brief definition or description
- Thomas Huxley : Add brief definition or description
- Asa Gray : Add brief definition or description
- Voyage of the Beagle : Add brief definition or description
- Alfred Russel Wallace : (1823 – 1913) British explorer and naturalist, discovered the principle of natural selection independently of Darwin.
- Charles Lyell : Scottish geologist (1797-1875) credited with having popularized uniformitarianism as well as his belief that science and religion should be kept separate.
- Erasmus Darwin : (1731-1802) Physician, poet, philosopher, botanist, and naturalist; grandfather of Charles Darwin.
- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck : Add brief definition or description
- Modern evolutionary synthesis : Add brief definition or description
- Mendelian genetics : Add brief definition or description
- Ronald Fisher : Add brief definition or description
- Sewall Wright : (1889–1988) A American geneticist known for his work on evolutionary theory and path analysis and one of the founders of theoretical population genetics.
- J. B. S. Haldane : (1892-1964) One of the founders of theoretical population genetics and widely known for his work in enzyme kinetics.
- Evolutionary biology : The study of the origin and descent of species, as well as their change, multiplication, and diversity over time.
- Population biology : The study of life at the species level.
- Species (biology) : A fundamental unit of biological classification - a set of individual organisms that produce fertile offspring.