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.
Very well written and explained. Good for biology or any science for that matter who are wanting to expand their knowledge.
People should stop hating in this book! Darwin's theory led to many of the studies today about evolution and living species. Everyone has to take into consideration that he had the guts to write this book even though all the criticism of that time, and the domination of the church.
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.
- Category: History
- Published: Jan 01, 1882
- Publisher: Public Domain
- Seller: Public Domain
- Print Length: 824 Pages
- Language: English