Analysis Of Charles Darwin's Four Idols

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When asked if you know the meaning of Natural Selection can act only by the preservation and accumulation of infinitesimally small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being it makes you confused. This is what Darwin’s contemporaries felt while reading his theory about natural selection. This is what they needed to read in order to understand. More individuals are produced each generation that can survive. People who lived back in the mid 1800’s did not understand where Darwin is coming from so this is why the contemporaries understand Bacon more. The last idol the Idol of Theater in Francis Bacon’s Four Idols would be the hardest for Charles Darwin’s contemporaries in Natural Selection to understand because it deals with philosophy, it is culturally acquired unlike Darwin’s ideas and it does interfere with the ability to evaluate evidence. Charles Darwin wrote Natural Selection he made some contemporaries and Bacon wrote in Four Idols about the Idol of Theater and it is written about philosophy which Darwin does not write about. It would be hard to understand something that …show more content…
Bacon’s theory was a lot easier for the contemporaries to understand and it helped the contemporaries mesh with his theory because he mentions some religious factors into his theory. Still today Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in his writing of Natural Selection is not accepted because religion is playing a large part in society and so they are not looking at the evidence that Darwin has reasoning for they look towards religion. Trying to evaluate the two texts is hard and the easier one to read will be the one people will go with every time because it is the one they

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