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Turing patterning has had a large impact in systems biology understandings of morphogenesis. The general idea is that Turing mechanisms can be coupled with other mechanisms to build robust patterning methods. So while not too many people would say that an entire mechanism is ONLY due to Turing patterning, a lot of regulatory networks can be understand as ...


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The Eighth Day of Creation by Horace Freeland Judson is quite good, in the genre you're looking for. Also, Science as a way of Knowing may fit the bill.


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Although it's not stricly about biology, A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson, especially chapter 5, is a good start to look for historical experiments.


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The whole point of Darwin's theory was that transition from one species to another is extremely slow and gradual. There are plenty of quotes in "Origin of Species" stating this, and also affirming that there is no clear boundary between species and subspecies, or "races". Quotes from Origin of Species > Variation under Nature (Chapter 2) Quote 1 ...



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