Charles Darwin's Contribution To The Theory Of Evolution

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“It is no the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” This quote was once said by the father of evolution himself, Charles Darwin who spent his life’s work on learning all he can about evolution. In the world we live in all organisms change, and were not the same thousands of years ago as they are today. There are two main theories to this process; scientific theory and religious theory. Many people go against evolution completely go against the theory of evolution; this is mainly due to religious reasons. However, science normally does not lie evolution has been proven in many instances and has not been proven wrong yet. To understand evolution one must …show more content…
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was born in 1744; Lamarck was never a big named scientist in his days. He was always shot down or denied by his fellow scientists Buffon and Cuvier who thought that Lamarck was crazy. (Waggoner, 1996) Lamarck went through life poor due to no one wanting to contribute to his research. Lamarck believed that a change in the environment would cause an organism to change its behavior; when an organism changes its behavior it would use certain parts of its body more causing it to increase in size or it would cause them to use certain parts of the body less causing the body part to shrink and eventually disappear. (Waggoner, 1996) Of course, he did not believe these changes to happen overnight he believed it would take multiple generation for these changes to take place to an organism. While Darwin and Lamarck had different theories, the ending result was the same, which is all organisms change with the environment. However, Darwin did not always agree with Lamarck; at the beginning of his studies, he tried to prove Lamarck wrong, but later on in his research, he admitted to Lamarck’s theory playing a role in evolution. (Waggoner, 1996) Lamarck was one scientist that did not believed in evolution. Lamarck believed that if an animal was said to have disappeared it was because they evolved into a different species. (Waggoner, …show more content…
Majority of people can walk outside and see an example of Darwin’s theory of evolution, and anyone can look in the mirror to see an example of his theory. Darwin found his first example of evolution on his journey through the Galapagos Islands. While on that voyage he discovered that there were finches on each of the islands; however, while these finches may have shared similarities they also had many differences. The main difference Darwin noticed was the finch’s beaks they were all different shapes and sizes. He later discovered that the beaks had changed to where they lived to help them get food and adapt to the environment on that island. The medium ground finch has a small beak that allows them to crack the smaller nuts due to the larger finches stealing all the bigger nuts. (Frater,

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