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Nasir al-Din TusiEdit

This featured article currently contains a large section to this Persian philosopher based entirely on two pages of the "Azerbaijan International". To my understanding, this might be popular science not based in actual facts; see WP:RS. The passages that are cited here seem to be from some recent translation of Tusi's main work (on ethics, not biology!); there may be mistranslations and quoting out of context, cobbled together in a way that a reader is led to believe Tusi was writing about evolution in a time when such a term wasn't even conceived. I'm not contesting Tusi's deep insights, but they were along natural philosophy, not putting forth a scientific theory. He certainly wasn't the "12th century Darwin" like some editors want us believe. It's a peculiar cross-section of oriental studies, history and biology, so it may take some time to verify/peer-review all these claims and put them in their proper context. --Enyavar (talk) 07:43, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

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James HuttonEdit

In the paleontology & geology section, it just mentions that he "described gradual geological processes operating continuously over deep time," but from reading the article about him, it seems that he also wrote directly about evolution/evolutionism and even suggested natural selection as a possible mechanism. Additionally, according to that article as well as the ones on Geology & History of Geology, he is considered to be "the father of modern geology," perhaps that should be mentioned as well. Yaakovaryeh (talk) 01:58, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

He certainly hinted at evolution, but please recall that Wikipedia is not a reliable source, you must check facts externally. Chiswick Chap (talk) 10:20, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
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