Nature Of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance And History

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The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance and History
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The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance and History
Many of us often relate the term evolution with the famous naturalist and man of science, Charles Darwin. As right as we may think we are, we are wrong and misinformed to think that Darwin came up with the evolution concept. Evolution had existed and occurred way before he was even born (O’Neil, 2012). Christ’s College (2009) gives examples of other scientists like Linnaeus, Charles Lyell, Lamarck and Chambers among others who had long proposed and debated evolutionary ideas which offered mere explanations on how different species changed and evolved over time. Darwin only served to make the evolution concept more popular by initially doing an extensive research on different species. He took a trip round the world in a Beagle ship and later studied and comprehensively analyzed his findings, which he later published making it acceptable and known to other scientists as well as to the public in general
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These moths were different in terms of coloration of their bodies and wings; some were light and others dark. During the rise of the industrialization period, there was massive production of black sooty smoke from furnaces that were used to burn coal. When the smoke was released into the atmosphere via chimneys, it coated surrounding buildings with a dark, black surface. Also the soot hindered the production of lichen in trees thus killing it and making the bark of trees darker than usual. When the dark colored moths landed on the trees and buildings, birds could not spot them to eat them therefore they became more popular and with time they reproduced passing on this trait. Soon in 1895, 98% of the moths in the surrounding areas were mostly

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