Benchmark 10H
Historical Perspectives: Explaining the Diversity of Life
Grades 9-12, page 255

The quick success of Darwin's book Origin of Species, published in the mid-1800s, came from the clear and understandable argument it made, including the comparison of natural selection to the selective breeding of animals in wide use at the time, and from the massive array of biological and fossil evidence it assembled to support the argument.

See Content Standard G History and Nature of Science (grades 9-12): Historical Perspectives