Darwinism Essay

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Darwinism Darwinism, the theory of evolution, is a controversial theory that is still being contemplated today. Before the 19th century scientist were puzzled by the idea of where humans, plants, and animals originated. In the late 1700s the question was first tried by a group of scientist, but they were not successful. It was not until a young Charles Darwin found interest in the subject that the discovery was finally able to become a theory. His observations led to his theory of evolution by natural selection. Although, it was a new discovery that shocked so many, Darwin and his accomplices did not realize how significant their newfound theory was. ~~~~ Charles Darwin Charles Darwin was a scientist from the United Kingdom who was a naturalist and geologist in the early 1800s. Although, he is best known for his role in the evolution theory. Darwin decided to take part in a five-year voyage in 1831, called the Beagle, to make naval charts of South America. At the beginning of the expedition Darwin was just a young graduate, at the age of twenty-two, with only eagerness to be able to be a part of the opportunity. He had no high expectations to find the rare discoveries that he had found during his time on land on the far off continent. By the end of the excursion, Darwin had made a name for himself as a geologist and fossil collector after his journal was published, later titled The Voyage of the Beagle. His writing got him a lot of attention from multiple scientists around the world. He began to participate in research groups over his new findings on the excursion. As a free and logical thinker, Darwin stayed in a close-knit circle of freethinking scientist who began to discuss the idea of transmutation and how it was a curs... ... middle of paper ... ...beak was found to be beneficial, and they were able to find food, then they would be able to reproduce. The ability to reproduce made it so the new mutation could live on thus making it a successful mutation. If the mutation was unsuccessful and the new finch mutation had a limit, then they would most likely not reproduce. That would prevent the negative mutation to continue, eventually having the finch with that mutation perish. Regarding the finches on the islands, their beak mutations ranged from a beak made to crush and break through hard nuts to a small and soft beak that eats insects (Rands 2013). These mutations helped to further the understanding of the theory of evolution. The discovery of the many mutations that went on in just the small area of the Galapagos made scientist realize that there are still many new mutations that they have never encountered.

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