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How Long Has Breeding Been Happening?

 

Darwin died in 1882, less than 150 years ago. However, people have been breeding animals for thousands of years. Animal breeding is described in the Bible. In fact, while Darwin was forming his theory, he talked with many animal breeders to understand how breeding works and how similar things could happen in nature. This shows that people have been able to apply and use selection for a long, long time, without fully understanding how it works.