The Origin Of Species By Charles R. Darwin Essay

1527 Words Dec 10th, 2015 7 Pages
The definition of evolution is “a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations” (Merriam- Websters)?” Many people believe in this theory of how humans became the way they are today, but not very many people know or understand how theory came to be. Actually, “One in three Americans doesn 't believe in evolution, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center.”( Kaleem, Jaweed) According to that research that means one hundred ninety-one million three hundred forty thousand people believe in evolution. So how did this theory begin? What scientist endorse this theory? Why do so many people today believe in evolution? “In 1859, Charles R. Darwin published a book entitled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Typically referred to as The Origin of Species.”( Wile, Jay L., and Marilyn F. Durnell.) This book sparked the start of the evolution theory. Evolution is an alternative view than the creationist’s view of God creating humans. The theory of evolution actually didn’t start with Darwin, the theory can be found as early as five hundred twenty B.C. “The Greek philosopher, Anaximander of Miletus, wrote a text called "On Nature" in which he introduced an idea of evolution, stating…

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