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The theory of evolution was first proposed by Charles Darwin & Alfred Russel Wallace.

More information: Just like Newton, Darwin "stood on the shoulders of giants." We have been collecting information for thousands of years that lead up to Darwin's intuitive leap. In ancient Greece, Aristotle was cataloging various creatures and putting them into categories with other creatures he considered similar (or related.) This was developed over the years until Linnaeus created the system of taxonomy that has not been changed much since. We still use this basic system in Biology today. Mendel was cross breeding his famous peas and learning something that farmers and herders had known for generations, if you breed two different lines together the offspring will inherit some characteristics of each parent. We have used this knowledge to create better foods (corn, bananas) and better animals (cows, dog breeds), or at least ones better suited to our purposes. Darwin knew all these things when he was looking at the Galapagos finches and this old information fused with his experiences and he realised, nature has been cross-breeding itself for ages and creating animals that are better and better suited to their niches, aka evolving! This does not diminish his genius in any way, merely helps explain it. ;)

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