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    An important experiment during Darwin’s lifetime that was able to show the theory of natural selection to be true was William Dallinger’s experiment with microbes. Darwin actually knew of this experiment because Dallinger contacted him. The experiment was held in 1878, where Dallinger placed microbes and water into a copper vessel, then slowly raised the temperature in it. He did this over a span of months, bringing the temperature up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. What Dallinger found was that the…

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    simply had pieces of the whole picture. The writings and theories of these two naturalists and others are what inspired Darwin on his travels. All this along with his own studies on artificial selection led Darwin to develop the idea of natural selection and thus the Theory of Evolution. Natural Selection is Darwin’s theory that nature acts as a selector of plants and animals that have traits that could ensure the…

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    Charles Darwin came up with the idea of natural selection which is the genetic change or changes in the frequencies of certain traits in populations due to differential reproductive success between individuals. At the time charles darwin was coming up with the idea of natural selection religion played a big part no one knew of anything different so having a new idea come forth was shocking to people, the idea of natural selection people couldn't even think about happening, everyone just wanted…

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    In 1859, Charles Darwin set out his exploration on the evolution by natural selection as an explanation for adaptation and speciation 1859. He characterized natural selection as the rule by which each variety of a trait, if valuable, is safeguarded. Another researcher, Alfred Russell Wallace, came to a similar conclusion, but because Darwin was well-known and respected researcher even before he composed On the Origin of Species, Wallace was obscure and unknown, so individuals were more likely to…

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    One of the five agents of microevolution is natural selection. It influences changes in gene frequencies in a population. Natural selection is defined as a process in which there is a competition to pass on genes. In natural selection, some traits are more favoured than other traits. This may result in changes in a population. The favoured traits become more common compared to the traits that are not favoured. The favoured traits are based upon on the environmental conditions. When certain…

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    Natural selection is very important in the addition of adaptations to bring forth more able and stronger individuals that can survive in their harsh environment. Selection can make some organisms deadlier, like the Asian giant hornet, or can make other organisms better at finding food in hard to reach areas, such as woodpeckers with thicker skulls. Each of these adaptations are unique to these organisms because these adaptations allow them to live in their unique niches. For natural selection to…

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    Darwin thinks that species are weeded out through the process of natural selection, this would appear to negate what Paley believes, which is an intelligent Creator. Darwin preserves the ideologies put forth by Paley, in which a successor will not possess qualities, which are harmful to its creator or “possessor” as Darwin calls it. The possibility for Darwin’s theory to preserve any of Paley’s argument, involves seeing natural selection as part of a perfect design, with a creator who…

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    that complex creatures such as us have evolved from more simplistic creatures over time and essential genetic mutations are preserved because they act as an aid for survival (Anon. 2002). This process is known as natural selection (Anon. 2002). Subsequently, Darwin argued that natural selection is an inevitable outcome of three principles caused by nature. Firstly, as stated above, the characteristics of a specific organism can be inherited or passed down from parent to offspring; Darwin also…

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    theories which was ‘Natural Selection’. • “Natural selection is Darwin’s most famous theory; it states that evolutionary change comes through the production of variation in each generation and differential survival of individuals with different combinations of these variable characters.” (Christ’s College, 2009) • Darwin formulated this theory by going on an expedition. • Darwin attended Christ’s college at the age of 16.…

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    ideas about what a theory is, the definition however; according to Webster’s Dictionary (2015) is, the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another. With that being said I am going to tell you about the theory of evolution by natural selection. This theory was made by a man named Charles Darwin, who studied and researched living organisms and fossils for more than 20 years. Darwin was able to collect and analyze not just hundreds but thousands of life-forms which brought him to…

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