Origin Of Species 'By David Davies' Views

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Although there are four viewpoints portrayed in this book, some tend to agree but on opposite ends of the topic. I will start with the ones who, contrary to the last chapter when they were the ones on opposite sides, completely disagree. Professor David Davies is an evolutionary biologist, so naturally on this position, he is for evolution. Davies starts his argument with mentioning that there are many different organisms on the planet and that they all share a common ancestor. Davies also states that there are exact dates for finding common ancestry through fossil records. He then goes on to list important dates like when life first appeared on Earth. Davies then brings up the Origin of Species which entailed the “struggle for existence” and …show more content…
Davies also explains why he does not like the concept of intelligent design. He claims the concept tells people to give up because there is no solution. Davies states that a real scientist would never say such a thing, continuing with his attitude, again, from the first chapter. Davies also explains why he thinks science is so exciting. He says, “Good science has more problems at the end of the day than at the beginning. That is what makes it so exciting.” To me, this statement adds to Davies character. This shows that science does not have all the answers now, but that is normal. This explains to the reader that science is a process and takes time. That statement also sheds new light on Davies as someone who loves what they do. Towards the end of the chapter, right on cue, Davies finally agrees with Wallace, but of course on the scientific side. Their agreement is that people may never get to the absolute truth. However, he finishes this statement with, “Evolution is true. And that is not a matter of choice or opinion.” To finish his argument for this chapter and to add to his previous statement, Davies exclaims that “... science is something

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