Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 9 – Darwin and Evolution B
Sam Osmond continues the story about the life of the Victorian scientist Charles Darwin and his theory of Evolution in Darwin and Evolution (B) .
We hear about Herbert Spence, a leading Victorian philosopher, and his ideas about evolution. Sam discusses selective breeding, a topic Plato wrote about over 2,000 years ago. 18th century selective breeding ‘improved’ livestock.
We learn that DNA analysis of fossils supports the theories discussed in Darwin and Evolution (B).
Please note: there is a slight echo on the recording and some disturbance from builders renovating the room next to the meeting room.
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