LAQ : What is neo-Darwinism? What is the difference between Darwinism and neo-Darwinism?



Neo-Darwinism is an extension of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution that incorporates modern genetics, emphasizing the role of genetic mutations and natural selection in driving evolutionary changes.

Aspect Darwinism Neo-Darwinism
Genetic Mechanisms Limited understanding of genetics. Incorporates modern genetics.
Origin of Variation The origin of variations is not well explained. Focuses on genetic mutations as the source.
Rate of Evolution Emphasizes gradualism. Recognizes punctuated equilibrium.

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