Darwin was most influenced by?

  1. a) Wallace theory (origin of species)
  2. b) Thomas Malthus work on population
  3. c) Origin of species by August Weismann
  4. d) Lamarck’s theory of acquired characters

Answer: b) Thomas Malthus work on population

Explanation: The ‘Essay on Population’ by Thomas Malthus discusses key topics like – Stability of a population, the limit of natural resources, characteristics of individuals in a population and inheritance of variation. This work of Malthus influenced Darwin’s theory of Evolution and Natural Selection.

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