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Did Patrick Matthew came up with the theory of natural selection before Charles Darwin?

Yes, Patrick Matthew recognized and published the basics of evolution by natural selection prior to Darwin. It is also well-known that Alfred Russell Wallace independently developed the same theory ...
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Was Charles Darwin's family adversely affected by inbreeding?

Related question with some general info about inbreeding: Does inbreeding cause severe birth defects? Inbreeding is dangerous because it increases the chances of homozygosity, which means that ...
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