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There are two skeins to Darwin’s thought that are, at first blush, (i) _________: Darwin believed that a gradual change in the environment brought about commensurately gradual changes to organisms (descent by modification), and therefore that man was no different from any other species; yet, though he opposed the catastrophist school of thought, which posited that animals changed in the face of massive calamity—either perishing or adapting—Darwin also (ii) __________ humankind in the sudden disappearance of animals, thereby implying that man indeed was (iii) _________ all other species (he caused the extinction of other species) and such extinctions were the result of a massive calamity—man.

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