Abstract Darwin's theory of evolution is one of the greatest of all time. It's also one of the most controversial. This article presents the most fundamental concepts of the theory. We'll also provide results of modern science and discuss to which extend to they confirm Darwin's postulates. | Outline | Intro-Video | Biodiversity, Biology, Evolution | 5025 |
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In 1859, in, English naturalist Charles Darwin introduced his masterpiece: The Theory of Evolution.
But isn’t Darwin’s theory just a theory?
It is pretty straightforward to say that Darwin’s theory is a theory. But Darwin’s theory isn’t just any theory. It’s probably science’s greatest theory of all time!!!
We have submitted this question on Facebook. But since I hate judging an idea without understanding it, let’s first study it. In this article, we’ll go through every postulate of the theory and discuss to which extent they are questionable. Eventually, I’ll apply epistemology to provide an answer.
I have done a lot of research to write this article, and it yields my understanding of Darwin’s theory. But I’m no biologist and there may be mistakes. If you see them, please tell me so that I can improve this article.
Life Evolution by Natural Selection
The core of Darwin’s ideas lies in the two following assumptions: Life evolves by natural selection. Let’s start with the evolution of life.
Life evolves? What do you mean?
To understand this, we need to imagine the main reasoning in Europe in Darwin’s time. It was thought that God had created life perfectly. Thus, species were eternal. They, as a species, never evolved. They never obtain new features.
First, several geologists, economists and even biologists had started to suggest evolution in all their fields. But what really helped Darwin in his thoughts are… Dogs! By carefully mixing dogs with specific features to reproduce themselves, breeders had managed to seemingly create new species. This phenomenon, along with the diversity of pigeons, convinced Darwin of the evolution of life!
OK, dogs and pigeons evolve… But does this mean that all species evolved?
To answer this question, Darwin studied a large variety of species, including humans. For instance, he noticed that there were variations among his children. He imagined that if someone were to pick which children to mix, we could observe a similar evolution among humans as among dogs and pigeons.
But in cases you mention, transformation of species would require human selection…
The loss of his daughter made him realize that not every animal got to reproduce. It led him to question the existence of God and the perfection of its creation, that is, nature. This is how he came up with natural selection, as opposed to human selection.
I don’t really like the terminology of natural selection, as it seems to imply that there is an intelligent action undertaken by nature. A better terminology would be natural evolution: the concept of natural selection actually corresponds to the causal evolution of populations of species, when interacting with the environment, other species and themselves.
It now seemed to him that nature was actually a heartless world, in which species were competing for survival over limited ressource. By thinking so, he envisioned death as a process of creation.What cologne does harry styles wear? What is the meaning of error 919? Russian cake decorating tips and how to use them? How to blanch broccoli? How to compare two word documents? Which word comes from a latin term meaning "paper which has been seen? Why people shouldn't play tricks on others using a singular possessive noun? When your brooklyn broke meaning? actress who played millie helper What does obe mean in business? What does apr mean for cars? If it were done when tis done meaning? When nature calls meaning? Pumpkin patch what is the meaning? What does data roaming mean? What is instagram? What is the meaning of premium in insurance? What are the three branches of government? How to prevent stretch marks? How to please clientele conjurer of cheap tricks sims 3? What does nino mean in spanish? what is video download helper Frosting tips how to make flowers? What is the meaning of proactive? c++ linked list recursion what is a helper function What do the check marks mean on facebook messenger? what does a drivers helper for ups do What is dm mean? How to get over a heartbreak? What is conch? how to get helper in cubecraft what is a lync browser helper What is the meaning of the south australian flag? What is the meaning of centre? What is the average tips a waitress get in "brooklyn" ny a day>? Play audio sample how to talk to anyone: 92 little tricks for big success in relationships? I know who you pretend i am meaning? How to pray in islam? What is g fuel? What does the orange dot mean on iphone? What does nico mean? How to clean your ears with q tips? What is whatsapp used for? How to get better at vape tricks youtube? What is the meaning of 4 20? How to put money on phone for jail calls? What is the meaning of stricken? What does narc mean? How hard is it to get into harvard? What does brooding mean? What does nfc stand for? How to flush nicotine out fast? What are i bonds paying now? How to highlight hair at home? What does a cougar look like? What does the bible say about tattoos? How to get my qr code for my vaccine? What is the meaning of spurs? Tips on how to ride a motorcycle in corners? How to create a distribution list in outlook? How to stop breastfeeding? How to make long distance work? How to draw realistic people? How to turn off nintendo switch? how do you add title key to wii u helper Fire hd 8 tablet how to cast to tv tricks? ups driver and helper seriously injured when truck rolls down hill What does me amor mean? What does active mean? What is the true meaning of strength? What is the meaning of comparison? What does ros stand for? How to tell if your dog is pregnant? How to tile a shower? How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve? Tips on how to sell? What is the meaning of a white wedding dress? What does gmo mean? Tips pop up when i open chrome? What are cotyledons? knights chronicle how to set helper In what capacity was the applicant employed meaning? What are fastest skis twin tips or curved? How to add apps to apple tv? How to make beef stroganoff? What does cash flow mean? How to add money to venmo? java plugin ssv helper what is it What does it mean when you dream about frogs? What does astro mean? Which of the following words has a root/combining form meaning time? how to access page layout helper What is vanilla extract made of? How to unblur an image? what commands can be used for a helper on hootcraft How to do magic tricks with quarters? File taxes when you make tips? Two powerboats are about to cross paths. what should the boat on the starboard (right) do? Tips for when you get overwlemned in life? What does assessed mean? What does cono mean? video down helper how to choose file name