Analysis Of Charles Darwin's Theory Of Natural Selection

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There are numerous theories that have been put across as far as the process of evolution. However, it was Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection that became the most accepted. Darwin’s theory is built on the basis that all living organisms are related but have modified over time from the original common ancestor as affirmed by (Fisher 7). Darwin claimed that all forms of life once came from non-life but as these organisms continued to mutate based on the environment in which they were in, they transformed and completely changed from the original creature. The theory of natural selection argues that those organisms that have favorable genetic traits that are most appropriate to the environment enabling them to adapt to it, stand a better chance of surviving and reproducing offspring’s in order to increase their population. The theory of natural selection in evolution claims that if an organism has inferior genetic traits, it will have difficulties adapting to its …show more content…

And it is these beneficial genetic mutations that are actually passed onto the offspring’s making them superior or better than their ancestors (Fisher 24). The theory of natural selection thus proposes that the reason that organisms differ or are different from each other is because of the diverse environments that they live in. In every environment, organisms are competing for resources and it is only those that have favorable traits that will be favored to survive and it is this process that is actually called natural selection. Natural selection thus means that there are those organisms that have comparative advantages over others in the competition for the limited resources since they have heritable traits that enable them to adapt better and also reproduce more offspring’s than the rest (Alford

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