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On the Origin of Species

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Can we doubt that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.

Customer Reviews

I'm a Christian, but...

I'm also open to the facts. I believe god created life on earth, but evolution took place soon after. I mean no offense by this but evolution is more or less proven at this point. I once went purely off faith that everything in the good book was true but it's hard to deny the hard evidence (Radiometric dating, early fossils). It's possible that over the decades of countless translations (by man) to the bible, we now have something very different than the original (ever play telephone). Even now we make slight modifications to the writing styles and word choices in the most recent versions.

These are just my thoughts on the matter. I realize to some this is blasphemy, but it is possible.

Btw, I call myself Christian yet I have these beliefs. Is there a name for what I believe? I believe most of the bible, just not so much, "women came from mans rib" or "earth is 6000 years old".

Also, I realize this is likely a joke but obviously Darwin didn't create man =]
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Very well written and explained. Good for biology or any science for that matter who are wanting to expand their knowledge.

read it it's good for you.

You have to have been raised in a cave if you don't believe in this fact. Evolution isn't a theory there is more proof of evolution than creationism. Evolution's proof goes all the way to virus'. Virus adapt and evolve to survive when changes in its enviroment take place. Also do you think we just plant skeletons of ancient humans in the ground and dig them back out for fun. No a simple fossil is all the proof that should be needed to prove evolution is a fact and this book does a pretty good job of making you intelligent.

On the Origin of Species
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  • Category: History
  • Published: Jan 01, 1882
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 824 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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