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This unit brings together a collection of units from the OpenLearn site that would be...
This unit brings together a collection of units from the OpenLearn site that would be of interest to anyone wishing to study Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection and how his work has gone on to influence other work around this theory.
By the end of this free course you should be able to:
- have an understanding of Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection;
- see how his theory has influenced other work in this area and beyond.
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We have divided the collection under the following headings:
Evolution and natural selection
Animals at the extremes
How Darwin has influenced others
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This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Darwin and evolution (S170) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Natural History courses or view the range of currently available OU Natural History courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 28th November 2012
Last updated on: Wednesday, 28th November 2012
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