Charles Darwin 's Theory Of Natural Selection Essay

822 Words Jul 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Evolution
When talking about evolution, people generally think of Charles Darwin as the originator or “father” of evolution. Even though Darwin may have opened the door for evolution and proved his hypothesis to be correct through his experiments, he had been influenced by many scientists before him. Although Darwin’s theory of natural selection is considered legitimate, there are many other theories to be equitable as well, much like the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
Charles Darwin’s notorious theory of natural selection started on his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, which was a five year trip around the world. It was during this voyage that Darwin had discovered different kinds of species and fossils of extinct animals, collections of reptile specimens, and the many unique type of finches, primarily on his stay on the Galapagos Islands. Darwin had discovered that these finches looked different than the others on each island on the Galapagos Islands. Darwin had discovered that these finches had different shapes and sized beaks in order to be able to adapt better to their environment. Darwin said that the finch’s physical features adapted to their environment based off of their needs while on the island. On Charles Darwin’s biography page on Biology.com, his discoveries are described stating, “He came to believe that species survived through a process called ‘natural selection,’ where species that successfully adapted to meet the changing requirements of their…

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