Change has been among us from the beginning of time. Everything is constantly changing around us, whether it is advancements in technology, influences between cultures or the gap between humans and other primates. Although evolution has been occurring since the beginning of time as well, the idea of evolution and how to explain it did not occur to humans until fairly recently. Because information was not always recorded in the very early days of civilization, generations weren’t aware of the changes from the past to their current day. Charles Darwin changed this though, when he studied and published his book, “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races,” on his explanation of evolution through natural selection.
For decades, people have chosen between those two theories. It all comes down to what you can accept and what you reject. Darwin explained clearly how natural selection played a role in human evolution, while the Bible describes it in a story. What you chose to believe in is up to you, but Darwin’s theory presents points that could convince you he declared truth; but the Bible also presents arguments that could convince you that God proclaimed truth. Darwin’s theory expresses the origin of mankind through scientific study.
Although one hundred and fifty five years have passed since Charles Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species was published his influence is still felt today. Despite the fact that the focus of his book was on what would turn into evolutionary biology, he perhaps knowingly, influenced and indirectly created many other fields, evolutionarily psychology one of them. Although Darwin could not have imagined the impact his work would have on psychology, he did write in On the Origin of Species, ”In the distant future I see open fields for more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation.” In a sense, Darwin was aware that his theory would not only change science, but also influence other fields like psychology. After all, Darwin did find a new way at looking at life.
The theory of evolution is a very interesting and controversial topic. The reason why I chose this theory is because it helps explain how humans evolved over time and that we share a common ancestor with an earlier primate. Although many religious individuals don’t quite believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution its still rather fascinating. The theory of evolution is “A Change in the genetic composition of a population during generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals and resulting in the development of new species” (The Science of Evolution). Charles Darwin was born in the United Kingdom on February 12th, 1809.
In the PBS special several people came together to marvel in the great works of Charles Darwin and the scientific advancements that have really put his theory to the test. Many things have come about since Darwin proposed his ideas that both challenged and strengthened his ideas. Things like DNA and scientific technologies. Even though Darwin got the ball rolling for the theory of evolution he really did not fully grasp everything. He didn’t know exactly how it all worked mechanically.
There have been many ideas on the theory of evolution. Some simply take our existence for granted, others prefer to explain all evolution in terms of the bible and the presence of a God. However, there are those who have researched the topic of evolution and have offered an explanation as to where a species comes from and how they evolved in the manner that they did. This type of science has been studied for a very long time, and one of the most famous minds in the field of evolution was a man named Charles Darwin. Darwin was not the first one to offer theories on evolution.
He changed the way people thought about the role of humans in the natural world. Although these two men made advancement in the theory of evolution they had contrasting views regarding anthropological study. Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who first solidly established the theory of organic evolution, in his work, The Origin of Species. Darwin was born in Shresbury, Shropshire on February 12, 1809. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a famous English scientist and poet.
Through the collaboration of scientists and their failing as much as successful theories today, we have a better understanding of how complex all type of life is. How life begun on earth is a topic that continues to be researched by many. A question that is yet not answered and many theories are offered as explanation for such occurrence. Science is a process and in this process Georges Cuvier studies fossils that would lead to support the development of the theory of evolution. Cuvier's theory of extinction provided a path for the future researches for evolution like, Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection.
Not only Charles Darwin, but many scientist who followed Charles Darwin as a paragon of evolution, found evidence and answers to argue that evolution is the more reasonable theory in the question of: Where did everything come from? This paper focuses on a traditional Creationist theory as described in the Genesis story of creation in the Hebrew Bible. Evolution is the process by which different kinds of living organism are thought to have developed from earlier forms during the history of earth. Evolutionists think that life started from single celled organism, then those involved into complex celled organism, changing over time, because of the changing environment, into animals. So evolution over a very long period of time can result in the development of new variations and species.
Overall, Charles Darwin had a theory and proved that animals and plants have evolved in an orderly manner and evolving. He lived an extraordinary life traveling, studying and discovering on the HMS Beagle and the Galapagos Islands. Darwin believed that evolution occurred because of natural selection, or known as the survival of the fittest. Many people did not agree with his theory of evolution because it went against all religious thoughts of creation. However, the scientist believed that this was the start of biology.