Actually, ideas similar to evolution had existed since the times of the Ancient Greeks. The idea of evolution teetered in and out between the time of the Greeks and Victorian England. In Darwin's time, evolution was called “descent with modification”(Thinkquest.org). During the eighteenth century, two church officials provided convincing biblical explanations for biological diversity; Separate Creation: the idea that all creatures have been created uniquely by God and organized into a hierarchy with man ranking just below God, and stating the earth is 6,000 years old (berkeley.edu./history/buffon). The average person usually does not question 2,000 years of beliefs, but that is what Buffon did: 100 years before Darwin.
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The origin of man has been a constant argument for mankind. Many theories have been given, but the main theories to this day are the ones of creationism and evolution. The theory of creationism is based from the Bible. The theory of evolution is a scientific view on the origins of mankind, first from an ape then to man. For decades, people have chosen between those two theories.
Charles Darwin came up with the theory of natural selection that caught the public’s attention due to its opposing ideas from other scientists of his generation. Natural selection explained how species were able to evolve over the course of thousands and millions of years. It showed how species characteristics and physicality’s could change due to other causes such as the environment, food supply, predators and/or diseases. Darwin explains a scenario in which rabbits are split into two groups and tested on which would survive in certain circumstances. He writes, “…those individuals with the lightest forms, longest limbs and best eyesight, let the dif... ... middle of paper ... ...well as other organisms to determine the characteristics of civilizations before us.
In it he put the idea of “natural selection” to account for the way in which evolution takes place. This new theory about life made many people think, no only in England but all over the world, for most of the people believed in the story of the creation that is told at the beginning of the Bible, and thought that Darwin was attacking a sacred truth. In 1871 another of his books, The Descent of Man, caused a fresh uproar, for in it Darwin traced man’s ancestors and those of the apes back to a ape-like creature.
Charles created a new way of thinking, and proven that there is always an alternate reason why something is the way it is, and how it became that way, not to mention he constructed against religion that proves itself to be wrong. Everything has a reason, and evolution has made that reason clear to us, through Darwin’s works.”Charles Darwin is best known for his work as a naturalist, developing a theory of evolution to explain biological change.” On February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin was born. His childhood home took place in Shrewsbury, England. While he was a child, he took a liking to and collected shells, bird eggs, rocks and minerals, and insects. Him and his sister had gotten into multiple ‘debates’ about killing the insects, so he always had to find a corpse of an already dead insect, if he wished to collect.
Although highly unlikely but still possible is the errors that Darwin could have made when collecting data and analyzing it. He could have made inaccurate observations or such. Lastly, after researching Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution I learned many things about evolution along with animal and human species. The most interesting is that we are said to have evolved from a species of chimpanzee. I believe that evolution has occurred and that Darwin proves that with his scientific evidence.
The question of how man evolved has been pondered for some time. Many great philosophers and explorers have made attempts to try to answer this question. Charles Darwin was one of these people. Darwin led a full life of exploration, and during these adventures, he accumulated much information about evolution. He met many explorers that had various ideas of their own about how man evolved.
Where do we come from? The creation of the world has been told through many different stories, and from a variety of religions across the world. The argument between evolution and creation has been debated back and forth for years. So how do we know which claim is correct? Has all life evolved from simple bacteria to all the species that appear today, or did life on earth begin with God's creation of Adam from dust and his partner Eve from adam’s rib bone.
When the Bible makes a statement relating to a scientific principle or fact, it is always accurate. Let us see some examples of how the Bible can coincide with science. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). The book of Genesis was written by Moses through the inspiration of God, or the Holy Spirit in about 1500 B.C. In 1820 A.D. Hubert Spencer presented the world with five scientific principles by which, “man may study the unknown.” These principles are time, force, energy, space, and matter (11).