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    Sir- I am writing you on this day, the 24th of November 1859, on the account of todays publication of your research titled "On the Origin of Species". I myself, James Hutton, have dedicated my days to research similar to your own. I believe you may be interested in my findings. We have run into similar issues as well, Darwin. Before we had our research and the scientific methods, we had the bible. Now, according to this book the Earth was only a few thousand years old, but upon inspection I believe that translation to be much too literal- and I set out to disprove it. By trade I am a geologist, so I set up in Scotland and began to study the natural forces and their effect on the Earths surface. I observed the wind and rain and found erosion, the idea that these observable forces will, over time, wash away parts of old land in preparation for new land formations- meaning that the surface of our planet is static. This erosion happens very, very slowly. Around this time I ponder; has the Earth always been static? If so, what did the earth used to look like? Were the old conditions of our planet suitable for life now, or has life been forced to change…

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    This book describes the theory of evolution as “the central unifying principle in biology.” While the idea of evolution had appeared before Darwin’s time (by others including Darwin’s grandfather, Erasmus Darwin) it is in November 1859 that Charles Darwin formally presents his idea in On the Origin of Species. What makes this work so important is not just the idea of evolution, but that Darwin provides the key mechanism, natural selection, for evolution. Through natural selection, species with…

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    The changes in species have been explored by many scientists, but Charles Darwin was the first to support his findings on the existence of evolution with abundant evidence. Darwin later came to develop the theory of evolution after his voyage on the HMS Beagle to South America in 1831 for five years. Darwin was an English geologist and naturalist who proposed that organisms have had physical and behavioral changes over time to increase reproductive success and to better adapt to the environment.…

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    This passage is found in paragraph six, Chapter IV of Charles Darwin`s On the Origins of Species. Diverse groups of animals evolve from one or a few common ancestors and the mechanism by which this evolution takes place is natural selection are main points of the evaluation theory, which explains in the book of On the Origins of Species by Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, a modest and affable scientist who believed true about the origins of adaptation, diversity, and complexity among the…

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    about how species have become to what they are today, each having their own take on how species came to be. The most common explanation is that species evolved overtime. In the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin explains how he believes species came to be through the theory of natural selection. Darwin draws on anthropology, demography, and political economy in his theory by utilizing them to support how natural selection has caused species to evolve and adapt in order to survive and become what…

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    As a result of continued evolution, Homo sapiens have become one of the most successful examples of natural selection thus far. Evolution is the change in allele frequency over time in a large population (Understanding Evolution, 2015). It is commonly theorised that living organisms have developed from simpler forms of life over a period of millions of years and branched out to become different species with similar genetic material (The Scientist, 2011). Charles Darwin is a notable biologist…

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    Charles Darwin, in On the Origin of Species, explains his theory of natural selection and its power to shape the evolution of species with help from the example of how species are shaped through domestication, or rather, artificial selection. With the example of domestication, however, there is a potential obstacle as to the validity his theory. Fleeming Jenkin presents this obstacle by saying Darwin’s theory “rests on the assumption that natural selection can do slowly what man’s selection does…

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    always been much controversy over your theory of evolution; a theory that has lasted or almost 160 years, with not a single piece of evidence presented that disproves the fundamental validity of that theory. In fact, it is being supported time and time again by fossil records. However, thats not to say your theory is perfect. The point of a theory is not to be perfect. The ideas you have presented, however, are the best and most scientifically grounded ideas we have about the way species evolve…

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    Evolution means gradual change over time. In 1859, Charles Darwin wrote a book called On The Origin of Species, where he first stated that the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioral traits (Than 1). Organisms change to help them adapt to the environment around them, increasing their chances of survival. Natural selection means that the organisms that adapt better survive longer and produce more offspring. The offspring carry on…

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    made Darwin stand out from the crowd was his ideas that took all supernatural factors, even God, in the design of the natural world. His ideas were simply evolution and the mechanism of natural selection. Darwin was a big follower of Paley’s work on Natural Theology, but Paley relied too heavily on supernatural factors. Darwin published his work On the Origin of Species in 1859, and in it contained the components of his theory of evolution. Coyne talks about the six components: evolution,…

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