Charles Darwin And Darwinism

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Throughout several generations Darwinism has been applied to several concepts, and people continue to expand on it everyday. Darwinism is merely just the evolution of species through natural selection, which was developed through Charles Darwin. Darwin did many tests and studies to advance and add on to many theories discovered by other scientists, but all of the theories discovered by other scientists just go under Darwinism. Darwin did not come up with every theory that is a part of Darwinism, but he still influenced and started several of the theories such as heredity, DNA, and many more ideas (Beer, 2000).
In Biology Darwin and Darwinism has been something that I am particularly interested since his ideas really started evolution and have
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Four of the most important ideas he has come up with are modern conception of evolution, common descent of all species of living things, evolution must be gradual, and that the mechanism of evolution was natural selection (Mayr, 2000). This whole new branch of science took centuries to develop, and many other scientists have added onto theories as time progressed. For example, Darwin knew that natural selection could not occur without a heredity process, so he came up with blending inheritance, which was later discovered as incorrect. That’s when Mendel came along and came up with Mendelian Inheritance, which was the correct form of inheritance in science, and this discovery really made a tremendous impact on Darwinism (Platt, 1959). On the other hand, Darwin had also come up with many theories based on facts that had been discovered before his time, such as how he took Malthus’s Theory of Population that was based solely on human beings, to all organisms, including food (Teichmann, …show more content…
The way it is changing is how it is being understood and perceived by many, altering the understanding of the idea (Depew & Weber & Sterelny, 1996). A good example of this is social darwinism, which basically applies the biological concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest to politics and sociology. This is applied in a society, and as society and its standards keep changing and adapting to adjustments, Social Darwinism will change along with the different types of organisms (Chiou & Pan, 2008). Social darwinism is just one example of many others that proves that Darwinism is not something that stays constant, but instead it’s always adapting to the changes being made as the world keeps

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